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Vancouver Canucks vs. New Jersey Devils - 11/1/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Jersey Devils (8-2-0) at Vancouver Canucks (6-3-2)
Date & Time Wednesday November 1, 2017, 10:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -122 / New Jersey Devils +111 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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Rogers Arena and the Vancouver Canucks welcome the New Jersey Devils to town for Wednesday NHL.

The New Jersey Devils have hit the ground running at the start of the 2017-18 season and bring their winning ways to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. New Jersey stands at 8-2 after downing the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night. 

Taylor Hall paced the Devils attack with a pair of goals and an assist while Brian Gibbons also lit the lamp. Jesper Bratt tallied the game winner on the man advantage with just 4:13 left in regulation and also posted a pair of helpers to make the 34 save effort of Cory Schneider a winner.

The Coyotes offense came off the sticks of Brendan Perlini, Christian Fischer and Clayton Keller but a lead in the third period went by the wayside with goalie Louis Dominigue giving up all four goals including two in the final 20 minutes.

The Vancouver Canucks welcome the New Jersey Devils to town on Wednesday for the first meeting of the season. Vancouver is looking to bounce back from a 2-1, overtime loss to the visiting Dallas Stars Monday that ended a four game winning streak. 

Defense and goal tending ruled this matchup before Alexander Radulov lifted the Stars to a tough road win at 2:32 of the extra session. Tyler Seguin broke a scoreless game on the power play at 3:11 of the second before Sam Gagner tied it 1-1 with a PP goal at the six minute mark of the third.

Ben Bishop was kept busy with a solid 38 save performance for the Stars that lifted him to 6-2. Vancouver’s Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 shots to fall to 3-2-2 overall. 

Over is 7-0-2 in Devils last 9 games playing on 3 or more days rest and Devils are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and over is 10-1-1 in Devils last 12 games following a win. Canucks are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games and Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600 and over is 5-1 in Canucks last 6 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Vancouver and Devils are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and under is 5-2-3 in the last 10 meetings. 

I haven’t seen anyone confirmed in the nets so for right now I’ll side with the visiting Devils…

New Jersey +111

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