New Jersey Devils (26-12-3) vs. Anaheim Ducks (12-26-4)
January 13, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +220 / New Jersey Devils -286; Over/Under: +6.5
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The New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center. The New Jersey Devils have split their last 8 games. The Anaheim Ducks have lost 6 of their last 9 games.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 26 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 26 assists and Nico Hischier has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 57 goals on 655 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 28 goals on 250 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 12 goals, Trevor Zegras has 19 assists and Frank Vatrano has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4.1 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 104 goals on 997 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 40 goals on 373 shots.
The Devils are 16-5 in their last 21 road games and 20-51 in their last 71 Friday games. The Ducks are 9-22 in their last 31 home games and 16-50 in their last 66 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Devils last 6 overall. The over is 7-2 in Ducks last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Devils are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The home team is 22-8-1 in the last 31 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils have been road warriors all season long, and they get a chance to add to that against possibly the worst team in the league. The Anaheim Ducks are a joke at both ends of the ice, and playing at home hasn’t helped all that much. There’s just only one way to go here, and that’s to side with the Devils and the PL for max betting value.