After pausing last season in March, the NHL returned in August with a 24-team postseason bubble tournament and playdown to the Stanley Cup finals. The New Jersey Devils didn’t qualify.
2021, however, brings new hope for Devils fans. There’s no bubble for the 56-game, inter-divisional NHL schedule this season which is in full swing. Teams play their home games in their arena and travel to other cities for their road games.
The Devils are playing in the NHL’s East Division in 2021 with the Rangers, Islanders, Bruins, Sabres, Capitals, Penguins, and Flyers. While the Devils are far from their heyday when they made the playoffs 21 times in 24 seasons (winning three Stanley Cups), exciting youngsters Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes bring hope for the future in Jersey.
Below, you’ll find our full guide to betting on New Jersey Devils hockey including real-time Devils odds at NJ online sportsbooks.
The Devils are undergoing a bit of a rebuild but still play fun, exciting hockey every night. With names like Nico Hischier and P.K. Subban, it’s only a matter of time until New Jersey gets back to its previous success. Below find the best available odds (puck line, moneyline & totals) right now for the next Devils game at the top NJ online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and lock in your bets.
New Jersey won the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000, and 2003 and lost in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2001 and 2012. While Martin Brodeur and Patrik Elias won’t walk out of the locker room, this young group of Devils is looking to replicate their success. Below find the best available prices for the Devils to win the Stanley Cup, Eastern Conference, and Eastern Division. Click on the Devils betting odds to go directly to the sportsbook and place your bet.
Betting on New Jersey Devils hockey is simple if you’re in the state of New Jersey. Check out the various bonuses and sign-up promotions on this page and find one that interests you.
Once you’ve found a sign-up bonus to your liking, click the link. It’ll prompt you to register a new account. Make sure to use an e-mail address you have access to and a password that you can remember but is safe and secure. Once your account is created, claim the bonus you signed up with.
Once your account is registered, download the sportsbook app directly from your registration page. When you’re logged in, you can deposit money with any of the accepted payment methods to fund your account. Use this money and any bonus offers you might have claimed to start betting on the Devils!
Here’s how the lines look for an average NHL hockey game:
|New Jersey Devils||+1.5 (-180)||+120||Over 5.5 (-110)|
|New York Islanders||-1.5 (+160)||-140||Under 5.5 (-110)|
The three main hockey betting markets are the moneyline, the total, and the puck-line.
If the puck has dropped, it doesn’t mean it’s too late to bet on the Devils game. Live betting has taken the sports betting world by storm and there’s no easier way to live bet than through the app of your favorite sportsbook. With sports betting apps, you can bet while on the go from anywhere within the state of New Jersey. You can place a bet while at the supermarket, from the comfort of your couch, or stuck on the train getting home from work.
With live betting, the odds change based on what’s already happened in the game. If the Devils were underdogs to win the game before the game started, and they score first and take a 1-0 lead, the live odds for bets will likely now have them as favorites to win the game. Live betting provides great opportunities to capitalize when you think the oddsmakers have overreacted to what has happened.
Also, with live betting, there’s a variety of props you can bet on that involve the New Jersey Devils.
DraftKings has an extremely easy to use sportsbook app that you can use on your phone from anywhere in the state of New Jersey.
Whether sitting on your couch watching the game or running a quick errand, just open up the app and place your bet.
DraftKings Sportsbook in NJ offers a variety of hockey betting markets. You can bet on individual Devils games or the futures market, whether it’s Stanley Cup winner, conference or divisional champion, awards, and over/under on wins and points.
There’s also a great choice of props both pre-game and live. The live betting interface makes it easy to follow along with what’s happening in the game.
DraftKings Sportsbook also has a physical location in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Grab your $25 in free bets and bet the Devils at DraftKings NJ via the link below:
Most sportsbooks odds align closely with the Vegas odds. The Vegas odds are what many consider the industry standard, as for a long time they were the only ones to create lines and odds. Sportsbooks across the country use similar methods to those in Vegas to try and create accurate lines to balance the action across their board.
One difference between Vegas odds and sportsbook odds in New Jersey would be for the home team. If a lot of people in New Jersey are betting on the Devils to win, the sportsbooks in the state might slightly adjust their odds and make them worse for the Devils. This is an attempt to attract bets on the other side of the game and limit their liability.
The New Jersey Devils play 56 games in the 2021 regular season that started on January 14. The NHL will play a division-only schedule due to the pandemic sweeping the country. Due to this, the Devils will play 8 games each against the New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The top four teams in the division will make the NHL playoffs, which are scheduled to begin in mid-May.
The 2019-20 NHL season was not a successful one for the New Jersey Devils. Due to the pandemic, the Devils only played 69 of their 82 games. They finished in the last place in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 28-29-12. Their 68 points were tied for the 6th fewest points in the league.
The Devils were not invited to the NHL’s bubble return-to-play tournament in Toronto. They did not finish the season in the top 12 of the Eastern Conference, which was the requirement for participating in the playoffs.
Below, you’ll find the Devils leaders in goals, assists, points, and saves over the past five seasons.
|2019-20||Kyle Palmieri (25)||Nikita Gusev (31)||Kyle Palmieri (45)||Mackenzie Blackwood (1328)|
|2018-19||Kyle Palmieri (27)||Nico Hischier (30)||Kyle Palmieri (50)||Keith Kinkaid (1059)|
|2017-18||Taylor Hall (39)||Taylor Hall (54)||Taylor Hall (93)||Cory Schneider (1114)|
|2016-17||Kyle Palmieri (26)||Taylor Hall (33)||Hall/Palmieri (53)||Cory Schneider (1618)|
|2015-16||Kyle Palmieri/Adam Henrique (30)||Travis Zajac (28)||Kyle Palmieri (57)||Cory Schneider (1475)|
Here are some of the notable draft picks the Devils have made over the past five years.
The Devils named Lindy Ruff the 19th head coach in team history in July 2020. Ruff is the former head coach of the Buffalo Sabres as well as the Dallas Stars. He has nearly 19 seasons of NHL head coaching experience. Ruff has compiled a head coaching record of 736-554-78.
Alain Nasreddine is one of the assistant coaches on Lindy Ruff’s staff. Nasreddine was the interim head coach for the conclusion of the 2019-20 season after the team fired John Hynes. He’s been on the Devils coaching staff since 2015.
Mark Recchi also joins Lindy Ruff’s coaching staff. Recchi was a great NHL player, finishing 4th all-time in games played and 12th all-time in points. Recchi was a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins coaching staff from 2014 through 2020, winning two Stanley Cups.
Rick Kowalsky is another holdover from the previous Devils coaching staff. Kowalsky was the head coach of the Devils minor-league affiliate Binghamton Devils for 8 seasons before being promoted to the NHL ranks in 2018.
Chris Taylor was bought in by Lindy Ruff to join the staff. Taylor served as the interim head coach of the Buffalo Sabres to finish the 2019-20 season. Previously, he was the head coach of Buffalo’s minor-league affiliate Rochester Americans, where he had a .620 winning percentage over three seasons.
Dave Rogalski will also join the staff this season as the team’s goaltending coach. Rogalski has worked with the Blues before this since 2017. He helped develop goaltenders for the Blues organization, helping them win the 2019 Stanley Cup.
Before Lindy Ruff, the Devils had 18 head coaches. Here are the most recent five.
|Alain Nasreddine||December 2019-July 2020||19-16-8|
|John Hynes||June 2015-December 2019||150-159-45|
|Adam Oates||December 2014-June 2015||20-17-7|
|Peter DeBoer||July 2011-December 2014||102-76-34|
|Jacques Lemaire||December 2010-April 2011||29-17-3|
Name: Prudential Center
Address: 25 Lafayette St
Location: Newark, NJ
Owner: Newark Housing Authority
Operator: Devils Arena Entertainment
Ground Breaking: October 2005
Opening Date: October 2007
Construction Cost: $375 million
Other Events Hosted: Seton Hall basketball, Boxing, MMA, MTV Music Awards, Concerts
In January 2019, William Hill Sports Betting and the Prudential Center opened the William Hill Sports Lounge inside the Prudential Center. The 1,200 square foot area is located on the main concourse and is open during Devils games as well as other events hosted in the arena. The lounge has 32 TVs featuring live-odds and the day’s big sporting events.
New Jersey Devils games are broadcast on MSG Networks. Most games are on MSG-Plus. MSG Networks’ broadcast area includes New York, Northern and Central New Jersey, Northern Pennsylvania, and Southern Connecticut.
Steve Cangialosi has handled Devils play-by-play duties since Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick left the post in 2011. His color-commentator since 2014 has been former Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko, who replaced Chico Resch.
Bryce Salvador joined the broadcast as a rinkside reporter in 2017. Erika Wachter became the studio host for Devils hockey on MSG in 2018.
In terms of radio broadcasts, the Devils are broadcast on WFAN as well as Radio.com. Matt Loughlin has handled play-by-play duties since 2006. Chico Resch left the TV role and joined Loughin as his analyst in 2017.
You can stream Devils games through the MSG GO app. Download the app and login with your cable credentials and you can stream Devils games on the go for free.
For those out of the market, you can watch the Devils on NHL TV.
The Devils were originally founded as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974. They then moved to Denver and became the Colorado Rockies in 1976. Finally, in 1982 the franchise moved to New Jersey.
John McMullen owned the team from 1982 through 2000. In 2000, YankeeNets (a combination of the New York Yankees and New Jersey Nets) bought the Devils. In 2004, the team was sold to Jeffrey Vanderbeek. Since 2013, the team has been owned by Josh Harris and David Blitzer.
The Devils had a borderline dynasty in the mid-1990s through the early 2000s. They made the playoffs in 21 of 24 seasons, winning three Stanley Cups under General Manager Lou Lamoriello.
Martin Brodeur was the goaltender for the Devils. Brodeur is arguably the best goalie in hockey history. Other key members of those teams include Patrik Elias, Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer, and Scott Gomez.
The championship Devils teams were often criticized for their boring style of hockey. The Devils perfected their defensive system, with most hockey fans accusing the Devils of playing “the trap.” Eliminating the trap and improving the speed of the game was one of the reasons for the NHL losing a full season to a lockout in 2004-05.
Here are the Devils leaders in some key categories:
The Devils are owned by Josh Harris and David Blitzer.
The Devils are worth $530 million according to Forbes. They were sold for $320 million in 2013.
The Devils do not currently have a captain. Andy Greene served as captain since 2015, but he was traded to the New York Islanders in 2020. Before Greene, Bryce Salvador served as captain for three seasons. Scott Stevens is the longest-tenured Devils captain, holding the role from 1992 through 2004.
Devils tickets have an average price of $64, with a low price of $17.
The Devils won the Stanley Cup three times: 1995, 2000, and 2003. They lost in the Stanley Cup Final in 2001 and 2012. They have made the playoffs 22 times. They have only made the playoffs once since 2012, which was in 2018.
The following numbers are retired:
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