NHL betting handicappers have seen rapid improvement from the New Jersey Devils since Jacques Lemaire returned as head coach as they have provided excellent value to bet hockey with.
The Dallas Stars will host the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night with a telecast on Versus set to start at 8:30 PM ET. Be sure and have your Sports-Gambling account open and read for action on the side and total in this inter-conference matchup.
Dallas had a record of 31-22-2-4 with the hockey odds and was 17-8-2-3 at home. The Stars went under the total in 18 out of 30 games as a host. Dallas has struggled as of late however with just 1 win in 9 games to start the month of February. The Stars have slipped to 18th in the NHL for goal scoring and 16th for goals against.
The slump took Dallas down to 6th place overall in the Western Conference standings. Dallas has been led by center Brad Richards who is questionable for this game due to Brenden Morrow had 25 goals and fellow left wing Loui Eriksson had 19 goals with 36 assists. Number one goaltender Kari Lehtonen had a 2.69 goals against average with 23 wins.
New Jersey had a NHL online betting record of 25-30-3-1 with a road record of 11-17-1. The Devils went over the total in just 9 out of their 29 away games.
New Jersey got off to a catastrophic start to the season and rehired Jacques Lemaire as head coach and since that time they have begun to look like the franchise that was a perennial contender in the Eastern Conference. New Jersey has been one of the hottest teams on the board with 9 payouts in 10 games to begin the month of February.
While the Devils are closing in on the .500 mark the problem is that they dug themselves a hole so deep early on that there is probably not enough time to close the gap and make the playoffs.
Left wing Ilya Kovalchuk had 21 goals to lead the Devils, who ranked 30th in NHL betting for goal scoring. Martin Brodeur was beginning to get back into form in goal with 4 shutouts and 13 wins.