New Jersey
Devils
Stadium Prudential Center
31-41-10 Overall | 9-16-3 METROPOLITAN 8th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Devils222275 17.72%
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  9/16
vs
Bruins
7:00pm
Mon  9/16
@
Canadiens
7:00pm
Wed  9/18
@
Rangers
7:00pm
Fri  9/20
vs
Rangers
7:00pm
Sat  9/21
vs
Islanders
7:00pm
Wed  9/25
@
Bruins
7:00pm
Fri  9/27
@
Blue Jackets
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

There are 4 teams who have 25/1, 3.8% odds to win the Stanley Cup. They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the East either at 12/1, 7.7%. The Devils are averaging 83.7 points per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 90.5. At -110 the Devils are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 19% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 6/1, 14.3%. They win the division in 1.2% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #13 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 31-41-10 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their game-by-game odds projected record was 35.5-46.5. 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 46% chance to beat the Jets 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 should be slightly better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is -0.63 (includes playoff games) which ranks #28 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #29. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #18 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #30 in road games.

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 Taylor Hall who is projected to be the #4 Left Wing. 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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
29 Blackwood, MacKenzie G6-422512/09/1996No 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
6 Greene, Andy D5-1119010/30/1982No College
97 Gusev, Nikita LW5-916307/08/1992No College
9 Hall, Taylor LW6-120511/14/1991No College
40 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
58 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
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