Ducks vs. Devils - 1/16/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (16-21-8) at Anaheim Ducks (28-10-6)
NHL Hockey: Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -245 / New Jersey Devils +218 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSWHD
The New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks square off Friday night at the Honda Center.
The New Jersey Devils have lost four of their last six games and play their third road game of the month. The Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won five straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 14 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 16 assists and Adam Henrique has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Cory Schneider has allowed 91 goals on 1,118 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 13 goals on 170 shots.
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The Anaheim Ducks lead the Pacific with wins in four of their last five games. The Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Anaheim Ducks have scored four power play goals in their last four games and have won 11 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 18 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 34 assists and Matt Beleskey has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Frederik Andersen has allowed 81 goals on 981 shots faced and Jason LaBarbera has given up nine goals on 99 shots.
The Devils are 25-57 in their last 82 road games and 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Ducks are 49-23 in their last 72 home games and 39-19 in their last 58 games playing on 1 days rest. The Devils are 2-5-1 in the last 8 meetings in Anaheim and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
There's no value at all in picking a winner, which is why I'm taking the over. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Anaheim, and the Ducks have been on a scoring tear as of late.