Hockey betting expectations have been high for the Devils for two decades running but it appears as if age has finally caught up with them as they are a big online hockey betting money loser.
The New Jersey Devils will host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night with a telecast on Versus set to begin at 7 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have the side and total odds on this interconference matchup so be sure and open your account today.
The New Jersey Devils had a pathetic record of 10-26-1-1 with the hockey betting odds which was the worst record in the Eastern Conference, even beneath the horrible New York Islanders. The Devils rehired Jacques Lemaire as head coach in late December to try and ignite the team as they ranked 30th for goal scoring and 27th for goals against.
The long and successful hall of fame career of goaltender Martin Brodeur is coming to a sad end has he had an embarrassing 3.15 goals against average and a record of 5-19. As was the case with the NFL’s Brett Favre it appears as if Brodeur hung on for one season too many. To be fair, Brodeur has not had a lot of help up front and has often been left to fend for himself in goal.
The Devils punchless offense has also been a humiliation for this former Stanley Cup winning franchise as the top goal scorers were high priced left winger Ilya Kovalchuk and veteran Center Jason Arnott with a paltry 9 goals each. Left winger Patrick Elias had 8 goals.
The Devils are now playing before near empty crowds in their sparkling new Prudential Center building and that has to alarm the league. It has been an alarming fall for what was the NHL’s model franchise.
Minnesota had a record of 17-15-1-4 with the hockey betting line and was also struggling to score goals as they ranked 25th overall in the NHL while the defense was in the middle and ranked 15th for goals against.