According to the hockey betting odds schedule, this is the first of a five-game road trip for New Jersey. It is the third game of a four-game homestand for Tampa Bay.
Hockey odds have been adjusted on New Jersey in their past few games because of the injury to goaltender Martin Brodeur. He will be out for at least another three months and the Devils might be out of the playoff race by the time he returns. Brodeur was so important to New Jersey that the team may fall from a Stanley Cup contender to a team that misses the playoffs according to experts that wager on hockey betting odds.
Hockey odds history has shown that New Jersey has done well against Tampa Bay recently. The Devils have won 7 of the last 10 meetings between the two teams according to hockey betting odds numbers. Earlier this month in New Jersey, the Devils won 4-3 according to hockey odds results and that was without Brodeur. It might be more difficult to win without him on the road. The Devils are only 3-2 at Tampa Bay in the last five games according to hockey betting odds stats and four of the five games were decided by a single goal. In fact, hockey odds information shows that 7 of the last 10 meetings between the two teams were decided by just one goal.
If you are looking at the hockey odds total you should know that the under is 4-3-3 in the last 10 meetings. Oftentimes in the past the hockey odds total would be 5 when these teams met which is why you see three pushes in those past numbers. That may not be the case anymore since Brodeur was a big reason why the hockey odds totals on New Jersey were low. Backup Kevin Weekes is a decent goalie but he is not in Brodeur’s class. New Jersey still ranks near the top of the league in defense according to hockey odds numbers while ranking near the bottom on offense. Tampa Bay is also in the top half of the league in defense and one of the worst teams on offense in the NHL according to hockey odds stats.
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