Lightning vs Devils Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/11

Lightning vs Devils Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/11

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Preview: New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - Devils Eyeing Victory

Introduction

Get ready for an exhilarating showdown between the New Jersey Devils and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dive into the in-depth preview, featuring player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on January 11, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

 

New Jersey Devils

The Devils, boasting a solid 21-15-2 overall record with a commendable 12-6-0 away record, face the Tampa Bay Lightning, who hold a 20-17-5 overall record, including a 12-5-3 home record.

Goaltender Comparison:

The Devils feature goaltenders V. Vanecek (14 wins, 3.29 GA/G, .884 SV%) and N. Daws (2 wins, 3.37 GA/G, .894 SV%). The Lightning counter with J. Johansson (9 wins, 3.45 GA/G, .891 SV%) and A. Vasilevskiy (10 wins, 2.95 GA/G, .896 SV%).

 

Game Information

The game is set at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, on January 11, 2024, at 5:00 PM. The Lightning are favored with a -140 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Keep an eye on key players such as Jack Hughes for the Devils and Nikita Kucherov for the Lightning. Hughes leads with 45 points and 15 goals, while Kucherov boasts an impressive 67 points and 28 goals.

 

Injury Report

The Devils navigate injuries with Ondrej Palat, Jack Hughes, Jonas Siegenthaler, Tomas Nosek, and Timo Meier listed with various statuses and return dates. Meanwhile, the Lightning cope with Tanner Jeannot out until January 18 and Erik Cernak day-to-day until January 11.

 

Team Stats

Let's delve into team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
New Jersey Devils 3.55 3.55 31.5 29.4 316 34 28.6 28 77.0 2 0
Tampa Bay Lightning 3.24 3.45 30.1 30.2 456 38 28.6 23 80.5 0 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

New Jersey Devils

The Devils experienced a mixed bag with wins against CHI (1/5) and OTT (12/29) but faced losses to VAN (1/6) and BOS (12/30).

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning secured a win against LA (1/9) in their recent games.

 

Prediction

Despite contending with injuries, the New Jersey Devils have displayed resilience in recent matchups. With a potent offensive lineup and the Lightning's defensive vulnerabilities, the Devils are well-poised to secure a victory in this face-off.

Expect the Devils to exploit Tampa Bay's defensive gaps, capitalizing on their scoring opportunities. The absence of key players for the Devils will be countered by strategic gameplay and the potential return of Timo Meier, giving them the edge in this matchup.

Pick: New Jersey Devils ML +120

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