Anaheim Ducks vs. New Jersey Devils - 3/1/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (25-27-12) at Anaheim Ducks (26-30-8)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -150 / New Jersey Devils +136 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV: PRIT, MSG+
The New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 23 goals, Nikita Gusev has 28 assists and P.K. Subban has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 47 goals on 399 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 111 goals on 1,315 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed one or less goals in five of their last 12 games.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 24 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 27 assists and Rickard Rakell has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 141 goals on 1,468 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 52 goals on 557 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 16 games.
The Devils are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games, 24-52 in their last 76 road games and 32-65 in their last 97 games as an underdog. The Ducks are 2-5 in their last 7 home games, 3-8 in their last 11 Sunday games and 2-8 in their last 10 games as a favorite. The under is 5-0 in Devils last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 games as a favorite. The Devils are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim and 3-9 in the last 12 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils have burned me in back to back overtime games, and this is probably a spot where they should lose given all the hockey they've played the last few days and being on the end of a back to back. However, I'm not backing the Anaheim Ducks in the favorite role, a team that can't string wins together and gets peppered on the defensive end more times than not. The Ducks have been horrible as favorites these last two months. Once again, give me the Devils and the plus money.