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NHL betting line favors Jets over Devils

New Jersey Devils

Winnipeg Jets
0-2-3 October 13, 2013, 08:00 PM | MTS Centre 2-3-0

Winnipeg will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the New Jersey Devils pay a visit to MTS Centre.

The Jets sit at 2-3-0 on the season; in comparison, the Devils are currently 0-2-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Winnipeg is 2-3 OU, and New Jersey is 2-3 OU.

View New Jersey Devils vs Winnipeg Jets Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Winnipeg sat as -121 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Jets and the No. 17-ranked Devils, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Flames on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at -103 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Jets were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Winnipeg's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.6 goals allowed. The Jets power play is averaging 20.83% while the Devils defense kills off 76.92% of their penalties.

Next up:
New Jersey at Ottawa, Thursday, October 17th
Winnipeg at Montreal, Tuesday, October 15th