The Vancouver Canucks (24-11-3) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (21-14-2) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark. The Devils are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Canucks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blues. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Vancouver Canucks vs New Jersey Devils
The Vancouver Canucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Canucks have a mark of 24-11-3. When going on the road, Vancouver has a record of 10-7-2 record, while they are 14-4-1 at their home arena. This record has them sitting 1st in the Western Pacific division and 3rd in the Western conference. Vancouver’s average scoring margin this season is +1.2 leading to an overall puck line record of 26-12. Their scoring margin at home is +1.7 and +.6 on the road.
Coming off a 2-1 loss on the road to the Blues, the Canucks are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Canucks 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, Vancouver’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 26 shots on goal vs. St. Louis.
Vancouver went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win
Coming into their game vs. Canucks, the Devils have a 21-14-2 record. They hold a 9-8-2 record when playing at home, and they have gone 12-6-0 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 7th in the Eastern conference. New Jersey heads into the game with 10 wins by more than one goal, and lost 12 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 11-26.
The Devils recently hosted the Blackhawks and emerged victorious with a 4-2 win. On offense, the Devils were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with three goals in the third. In the game, New Jersey managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 32 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.
New Jersey also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
Vancouver Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Canucks have an average of 3.8 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 28th in the league. This season, the Canucks are 11-5 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-6 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Canucks’ is 22-14-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 24 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
New Jersey Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Devils have an average of 3.5 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. This year, the Devils have recorded a 16-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 5-6 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Devils’ is 23-13-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 24 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 7.1 goals per game.
Vancouver Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Canucks head into the game ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Vancouver. So far, they are 3rd in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.
New Jersey Team Defense
The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 14th in takeaways and an average of 7 takeaways per contest. They hold 27th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.
Canucks vs Devils Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Vancouver has an puck line record of 5-5 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
- In their last ten games at home, the Devils have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Devils have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Canucks have a straight up record of 3-2, while going 2-3 against the spread.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Devils to come out with a win against the Canucks while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -125, I’m placing my bet on the Devils to win outright.
For a puck line pick, we are going with the Devils to win and cover. Look for the Devils to win this one by multiple goals over the Canucks.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will remain below that figure, and we recommend wagering on the under.
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