New Jersey
Devils
Stadium Prudential Center
1-4-2 Overall | 1-1-0 METROPOLITAN 8th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Devils1831 4%
Schedule
Regular season
Fri  10/4
vs
Jets
L / SO4-5
Sat  10/5
@
Sabres
L2-7
Wed  10/9
@
Flyers
L0-4
Thu  10/10
vs
Oilers
L / SO3-4
Sat  10/12
@
Bruins
L0-3
Mon  10/14
vs
Panthers
L4-6
Thu  10/17
vs
Rangers
W5-2
Sat  10/19
vs
Canucks
RSN1:00pm
Fri  10/25
vs
Coyotes
7:00pm
Wed  10/30
vs
Lightning
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

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.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
29 Blackwood, MacKenzie G6-422512/09/1996No College
90 Boqvist, Jesper C6-018010/30/1998No College
63 Bratt, Jesper RW5-1017507/30/1998No College
8 Butcher, Will D5-1019001/06/1995No College
5 Carrick, Connor D5-1119204/13/1994No College
20 Coleman, Blake LW5-1120011/28/1991No College
97 Gusev, Nikita LW5-916307/08/1992No College
9 Hall, Taylor LW6-120511/14/1991No College
15 Hayden, John RW6-321502/14/1995No College
13 Hischier, Nico C6-117501/04/1999No College
86 Hughes, Jack C5-1017105/14/2001No College
25 Mueller, Mirco D6-321003/21/1995No College
21 Palmieri, Kyle RW5-1118502/01/1991No College
16 Rooney, Kevin C6-219005/21/1993No College
35 Schneider, Cory G6-320003/18/1986No College
28 Severson, Damon D6-220508/07/1994No College
17 Simmonds, Wayne RW6-218508/26/1988No College
76 Subban, P.K. D6-021005/13/1989No College
7 Tennyson, Matt D6-220504/23/1990No College
45 Vatanen, Sami D5-1018506/03/1991No College
44 Wood, Miles LW6-219509/13/1995No College
37 Zacha, Pavel C6-321004/06/1997No College
19 Zajac, Travis C6-218505/13/1985No College