NHL Betting: Back New Jersey to be pitch perfect at Yankee Stadium


New Jersey-New York - BET and STREAM live on Unibet TV from 17.35

It's the second outdoor game of the weekend but we probably shouldn't consider this a Devils home game seeing as it's being played at Yankee Stadium. Does any arena symbolise New York sport more?

Handing it to their rivals in such an iconic venue might spur New Jersey on. They've cleaned up in the three meetings with the Rangers already this season and looked good when shutting down Washington on Friday.

In the logjam behind Pittsburgh that is the Metro Division, these points are becoming crucial and when New York looked like they might be able to break ahead they've dropped two straight.

Now in their 40s it's rare that Martin Brodeur and Jaromir Jagr experience something new in hockey terms, but even two all-time greats will be a little outside their comfort zone. They are a couple of the Devils’ most influential players too, and as their leading scorer by some distance Jagr has been unreal.

Personally I would have thought split odds would have been fair based on how little there is between them, so with New Jersey available at 2.65 I'm leaning firmly in their direction when you factor in their more productive week up to now.

 

Vancouver-Phoenix - BET and STREAM live on Unibet TV from 01.05

Mike Sullivan and Glen Gulutzan's temporary stewardship of Vancouver in the suspended absence of John Tortorella continues, and whilst the team treads water they are there for the Coyotes’ taking.

Offensively the Canucks are stumbling with nine goals in their last seven games which includes failing to score against tonight's opponents. An unwillingness to go hard to the net has to change especially on their flatlining powerplay.

All three prior clashes went the way of the home side albeit only by fine margins. The first two required overtime, then 10 days ago an Antoine Vermette first period goal was enough to give Phoenix that 1-0 shutout victory.

Although they have a tendency to let contests get away from them against lower powered teams they have the defensive strength to close it up. Expect them to pressurise the puck and make a Canucks team lacking confidence force the issue.

More because of Vancouver's unconvincing form there's good value with the Coyotes here out at 3.25.

 

Best Bet: New Jersey Devils to win at 2.65