Anaheim Ducks vs. New Jersey Devils - 11/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (9-3-3) at Anaheim Ducks (8-6-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSW2
The New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks clash late Thursday night in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The New Jersey Devils look to keep the puck rolling and build on their impressive five-game winning streak. The Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 13.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Taylor Hall leads New Jersey with five goals, P.A. Parenteau has two assists and Travis Zajac has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 26 goals on 367 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed five goals on 89 shots. The New Jersey Devils have won seven straight games when allowing less than three goals.
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The Anaheim Ducks also look for another victory after winning eight of their last 13 games. The Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan Kesler leads Anaheim with seven goals, Cam Fowler has six assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.5 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 33 goals on 361 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed eight goals on 121 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or less goals in five of their last eight games.
The Devils are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. The Ducks are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Devils are 2-7-1 in the last 10 meetings in Anaheim and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Devils have found their groove recently and are one of the hotter teams in the NHL right now with five straight victories. However, the Devils still have struggles on the road overall and are playing a Ducks team that's won five of seven at home this season. You have to like the Ducks to get the job done here on their home ice like they usually do against the New Jersey Devils.