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Chicago Blackhawks vs New Jersey Devils Preview

New Jersey Devils

Chicago Blackhawks
15-15-7 December 23, 2013, 08:00 PM | United Center 25-7-6

The Chicago Blackhawks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Devils arrive at United Center on Monday.

The Blackhawks are 25-7-6 so far on the season. The Devils, meanwhile, are 15-15-7. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 21-17 and the Devils go 12-17-8 on the totals.

View New Jersey Devils vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blackhawks as -231 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blackhawks at No. 2 and the Devils at No. 8 heading into this contest.

The Devils were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Blackhawks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at +175 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.68 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 23.85% while the Devils defense kills off 86.21% of their penalties.

Next up:
New Jersey home to Columbus, Friday, December 27th
Chicago home to Quebec, Friday, December 27th