New Jersey Devils at Detroit Red Wings odds, picks and predictions

The New Jersey Devils (3-3-0) and Detroit Red Wings (3-0-2) battle at Little Caesars Arena Tuesday. Puck drop is 7 p.M. ET (ESPN+). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Devils vs. Red Wings odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.

New Jersey lost 6-3 at home to the Washington Capitals Monday and is playing the second half of its first back-to-back this season. The Devils had won 3 straight before falling to the Caps and lost despite outshooting their visitors 41-22.

The Red Wings last played Sunday when they routed the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on the strength of 3 powerplay goals. Detroit went 4-of-4 on the penalty kill and is thus far perfect in that department for the season (17-of-17).

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Devils at Red Wings odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:39 a.M. ET.

  • Moneyline: Devils -112 (bet $112 to win $100) | Red Wings -108 (bet $108 to win $100).
  • Puck line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Devils -1.5 (+190) | Red Wings +1.5 (-240).
  • Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: -155 | U: +122).
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    Devils at Red Wings projected goalies

    Vitek Vanecek (0-1-0, 4.50 GAA, .769 SV%) vs. Alex Nedeljkovic (1-0-1, 2.96 GAA, .912 SV%).

    Vanecek gets another crack at the Detroit Red Wings after yielding 5 goals to them in his only other start Oct. 15. The 26-year-old owns a 2.71 GAA and .906 SV% over 81 career games.

    Nedeljkovic burst onto the NHL scene in 2020-21 when he logged a .932 SV% (even-strength .938 SV%) in 23 games with the Carolina Hurricanes. He regressed toward a .901 SV% across 52 starts in his first season with Detroit. He faced Vanecek in that Oct. 15 game and stopped 37-of-39 shots in a 5-2 Detroit triumph.

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    Devils at Red Wings picks and predictions


    Red Wings 4, Devils 3.


    New Jersey has some terrific puck-possession analytics through the early going. The Devils have been creating a ton of quality chances while allowing few.

    Look for a bounce-back effort despite the games on consecutive days. Against a bit of a banged-up Detroit offense, there is some leverage in NEW JERSEY (-112).

    Puck line/Against the spread

    PASS on the juice-heavy puck-line props.


    There is a lot of juice here for an O/U. Although there is more firepower to this New Jersey offense than in the last couple of years, the netminding in this one has question marks. However, the pricing does not offer value.

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