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Detroit Red Wings

New Jersey Devils
14-8-7 December 06, 2013, 07:00 PM | Prudential Center 11-12-6

The New Jersey Devils look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Red Wings arrive at Prudential Center on Friday.

The Devils currently sport a record of 11-12-6. The Red Wings are 14-8-7. Betting totals have seen the Devils post a 8-15-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Red Wings have gone 15-12-2 against the number.

View Detroit Red Wings vs New Jersey Devils Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Detroit before puck drop in this match found them as 105-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game puts the Devils, most recently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Red Wings, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Flyers on December 4. Bettors who backed the Flyers at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

New Jersey was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Canadiens. They lost as -110 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 29-ranked offense (2.21 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.72 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 17.05% rate while the Red Wings have a 84.55% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Red Wings at Devils trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Florida, Saturday, December 7th
New Jersey at New York, Saturday, December 7th