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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
The Devils were just 31-41-10 for 72 points last season but this season is expected to be much better with 80 points. But this is still well under the betting line of 88.5 and they are not a good bet to make the playoffs at +140, 41.7% (sim says 11%). The Devils are not contenders to win the championship at 60/1, 1.6%. They are one of 4 teams with these odds (#23 in the league). They do not have any real chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the East either at 30/1, 3.2%. They are projected to finish with 74 points and come in under their pre-season futures line of 90.5. Their playoff chances stand at 1.9% (0% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #15 in the East.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
After 6 games, their expected win percentage is 48% based on the money line odds. At 0-4-2 they are clearly coming up well short of expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (600 units). They are 0-6 on puck line bets for a -600 loss. Their over-under record is 4-2. Their 31-41-10 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their expected win percentage was 43%. Anyone betting on them to win every game would have lost a lot (-1392) based on a 100 unit risk per game. They were not good on puck lines going 44-38 (-335 loss). They went over 40 times and came in under 39 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 45% chance to beat the Rangers in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record is slightly better than it should be. Their average goal differential is -2.33 which ranks #31 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #30. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #22 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #27 in road games. Their average goal differential in their past 6 games is -2.33.
OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Cory Schneider who is projected to be the #27 Goalie the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|29||Blackwood, MacKenzie||G||6-4||225||12/09/1996||No College|
|90||Boqvist, Jesper||C||6-0||180||10/30/1998||No College|
|63||Bratt, Jesper||RW||5-10||175||07/30/1998||No College|
|8||Butcher, Will||D||5-10||190||01/06/1995||No College|
|5||Carrick, Connor||D||5-11||192||04/13/1994||No College|
|20||Coleman, Blake||LW||5-11||200||11/28/1991||No College|
|97||Gusev, Nikita||LW||5-9||163||07/08/1992||No College|
|9||Hall, Taylor||LW||6-1||205||11/14/1991||No College|
|15||Hayden, John||RW||6-3||215||02/14/1995||No College|
|13||Hischier, Nico||C||6-1||175||01/04/1999||No College|
|86||Hughes, Jack||C||5-10||171||05/14/2001||No College|
|25||Mueller, Mirco||D||6-3||210||03/21/1995||No College|
|21||Palmieri, Kyle||RW||5-11||185||02/01/1991||No College|
|16||Rooney, Kevin||C||6-2||190||05/21/1993||No College|
|35||Schneider, Cory||G||6-3||200||03/18/1986||No College|
|28||Severson, Damon||D||6-2||205||08/07/1994||No College|
|17||Simmonds, Wayne||RW||6-2||185||08/26/1988||No College|
|76||Subban, P.K.||D||6-0||210||05/13/1989||No College|
|7||Tennyson, Matt||D||6-2||205||04/23/1990||No College|
|45||Vatanen, Sami||D||5-10||185||06/03/1991||No College|
|44||Wood, Miles||LW||6-2||195||09/13/1995||No College|
|37||Zacha, Pavel||C||6-3||210||04/06/1997||No College|
|19||Zajac, Travis||C||6-2||185||05/13/1985||No College|