The New Jersey Devils (11-10-1) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (16-8-1) on Tuesday, December 5th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on MSG. The Canucks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Devils are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sharks. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
New Jersey Devils vs Vancouver Canucks
The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Currently, the Devils hold an overall record of 11-10-1 for the season. On the road, New Jersey has a 6-4-0 record, while they are 5-6-1 at their home venue. Their current record places them 7th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 13th in the Eastern conference. This season, New Jersey has managed to win five games by a margin of more than one goal while losing eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 5-17.
Coming off a 6-3 loss at home to the Sharks, the Devils are hoping to bounce back today. The Devils scored one goal in the first period against the Sharks and found the net two times in the 3rd period. New Jersey’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 47 shots on goal and four giveaways.
New Jersey went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.
The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win
Currently, the Canucks hold an overall record of 16-8-1 for the season. On the road, Vancouver has a 8-6-0 record, while they are 8-2-1 at their home venue. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 2nd, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 2nd. Vancouver comes in with 12 wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 17-8.
In their most recent matchup, the Canucks played against the Flames and won with a score of 4-3. The Canucks’ offense scored in each period against the Flames. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 22 shots on goal and had 4 turnovers.
Despite being the underdog, Vancouver managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the 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 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. This season, the Devils are 8-5 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 3-4 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Devils’ is 17-5-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 10 games that exceeded the over/under line of 7. On average, their games are averaging 7.4 goals per game.
Vancouver Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Canucks come into the game at 3.8 goals per contest placing 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 17th position in the league. This season, the Canucks are 9-3 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 7-5 record.
The Canucks’ over/under record this season is 15-8-2. For the season, they have had 8 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 7. Overall, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.
New Jersey Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 18th in takeaways at 7 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.4 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL.
Vancouver Team Defense
Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 30.1 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 8th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Devils vs Canucks Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, New Jersey has an puck line record of 1-4 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- Across their last three home contests, Vancouver has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Canucks have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-3.
- The last ten games that New Jersey was favored, they have an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 4-6 straight up.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Devils to defeat the Canucks while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at -109, I’m placing a wager on the Devils to win outright.
Our projections have the Devils pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Devils, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 7 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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