Struggling Teams Get Together in Glendale
The New Jersey Devils and Arizona Coyotes face off in Arizona Tuesday night. Both teams reside at the bottom of their respective divisions.
New Jersey comes in with 56 points, last in the Metropolitan Division, though it began this five-game road trip with a surprising 3-1 win at Dallas Saturday afternoon
Arizona, with a league-worst 49 points, owns the basement in the Central Division. Neither team has to worry about the playoffs.
The Devils are the sportsbook favorite in this contest, sitting at -150 at NHL odds.
There’s No “D” in Devils
New Jersey’s defense has been horrific this season, allowing a total of 265 goals in 72 games. That’s nearly 3.7 goals per game, and that won’t do.
New Jersey, offensively, is led by forward Jesper Bratt, who has recorded 67 points (23 goals, 44 assists) in 67 games. Even without the injured Jack Hughes, New Jersey’s offense has been decent.
Arizona has struggled virtually the entire season, its latest skid at three games entering Tuesday night. The Coyotes are 2-9-1 in their last dozen games as they play out their residence at Gila River Arena,
Arizona’s offense has been nightmarish this season, a league-worst 2.47 goals per game. The Coyotes’ offense has been led by forward Clayton Keller, who has recorded 63 points (28 goals, 35 assists) in 67 games this season.
Arizona’s defense has also been only marginally better than that of New Jersey, yielding about 3.6 goals per game.
Devils vs Coyotes Head-to-Head
The two teams played once previously this year, at Newark in January. The Coyotes won the game, 4-1, though outshot, 36-17.
Devils vs Coyotes Game Information
- Game: Devils (25-41-6) vs Coyotes (22-45-5)
- Location: Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Apr. 12th, 10:00 p.m. ET
- Devils vs. Coyotes Live stream: NHL.TV
New Jersey Devils vs Arizona Coyotes Betting Lines
New Jersey Devils vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction
At -150 odds, the New Jersey Devils are the pick in this game. Now, we do understand the Devils previously lost to the Coyotes earlier in the season at home, but a lot can change in a few months.
The Coyotes are playing some of their worst hockey of the season. After a lopsided loss to the Golden Knights 6-1, we don’t see them having much momentum. They’ve lost their previous three games by a combined 16-3 score.
If you’re going to bet online, the Devils’ moneyline at -150 is definitely the way to go.