The Anaheim Ducks (10-19-0) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (16-11-1) on Sunday, December 17th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark. The Devils are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Anaheim Ducks vs New Jersey Devils
The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Ducks have a mark of 10-19-0. When going on the road, Anaheim has a record of 5-9-0 record, while they are 5-10-0 at their home arena. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 8th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 15th. This season, Anaheim’s average scoring margin is -0.9, which has their puck line record at 16-13. Their average home scoring margin is -0.5, and in road games, it stands at -1.3.
In their most recent game, the Ducks fell to the Rangers on the road by a score of 5-1. Offensively, the Ducks got off to a good start by scoring one time in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. For the game, Anaheim’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 30 shots on goal vs. New York.
Entering the game as the underdog, Anaheim not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game concluded with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.
The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win
In their 28 games, the Devils have a 16-11-1 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 6-6-1 record, and their record on the road is 10-5-0. This record has them sitting 5th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 9th in the Eastern conference. New Jersey’s average scoring margin for the season is .0, resulting in an overall puck line record of 8-20. When playing at home their scoring margin is -0.2, whereas in away games, they are at +.2.
The Devils recently played against the Blue Jackets and secured a win with a score of 6-3. In every single period, the Devils’ offense scored a goal against the Blue Jackets. Of New Jersey’s six goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 30 shots on goal and had five giveaways.
New Jersey came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Anaheim Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Ducks come in averaging 2.6 goals per game this season, which is 29th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 25th in the league. This season, the Ducks have a 2-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 7-7 record.
This season, the Ducks’ have an over/under record of 13-14-2. Throughout the season, they have played 16 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
New Jersey Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Devils have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. This season, the Devils have a 11-5 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 5-5 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Devils’ is 19-9-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 19 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 7.1 goals per game.
Anaheim Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Ducks’ defense is 22nd in takeaways at 6.2 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.3 goals per game which is 16th in the NHL.
New Jersey Team Defense
The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 16th in takeaways and an average of 7.1 takeaways per contest. They hold 28th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.
Ducks vs Devils Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Ducks have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.
- The Devils are 3-2 puck line in their last home games and 4-1 straight-up.
- The last five games that New Jersey was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the Ducks have an puck line mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Anaheim posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
When thinking about a moneyline wager in this game, our evaluation indicates that the Devils will take down the Ducks. Nonetheless, given the current odds of -271, I’d recommend getting bet down on the puck line instead, as our predictions point to the Devils winning by more than one goal.
When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Devils to win and cover. Watch for the Devils to win this game by multiple goals over the Ducks.
If you’re looking at the the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will stay below that threshold, and we strongly suggest placing a bet on the under.
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