Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Devils and Ducks. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Ducks at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The Devils come into this non-conference matchup favored by -1.5 goals. The over/under line currently sits at 6.5 goals.


The Pick: Anaheim Ducks +1.5

This game will be played at Honda Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.


  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Ducks.
  • We like the Ducks on the moneyline (+204)
  • The Ducks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the New Jersey Defense Show Up on the Road?

Through 59 games, the Devils are 30-25-4 and sit in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, they are in 4th place. On the road this season, New Jersey has gone 16-10-2.

As the favorite, the Devils have a record of 25-16-2. Over their last ten games, they have gone 5-5, and in their last five games, they are 2-3. In their last three games, they have gone 2-1.

On the road this year, the Devils have a puck line record of 16-12, and they have gone 7-3 in their last ten games on the road vs. the puck line. Overall, New Jersey is 21-38 vs. the puck line, and in their last five games, they have gone just 1-4 vs. the puck line.

So far this season, the Devils have 17 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games, New Jersey has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line, and they have gone 13-30 vs. the puck line when they are the favorite.

Games involving New Jersey have an average of 6.8 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.5. In terms of their over/under performance, the Devils come in with a record of 34-24-1.

New Jersey has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

The Devils come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 10th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 12th in the league. This season, the Devils have a 21-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 9-12 record.

New Jersey will be looking for a good game from Tyler Toffoli who leads the team in scoring with 25 goals, ranking 28th in the NHL. Toffoli also comes into the game with 17 assists.

Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 27th in takeaways, averaging 5.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 7th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.

Heading into this matchup vs. Anaheim, goalie Nico Daws has started 16 games in this season. His current record is 8-8, and his save percentage stands at 0.458%.

Does Anaheim Have What it Takes at Home?

At home this season, the Ducks have gone 8-20-1, and they have dropped their last three games at home. Against the Western Conference, the Ducks have gone 10-21, and they are currently in 14th place in the conference and 7th in the Pacific Division. Overall, Anaheim has a record of 21-35-3, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games and 4-6 in their last ten.

As the underdog this season, the Ducks have gone 18-30-3, and they have been the underdog in 51 of their 59 games. In games where they are the underdog, Anaheim has gone 3-5-0 this season.

On the season, the Ducks have gone 31-28 against the puck line, and they have an average scoring margin of -0.9 goals per game. So far, they have 11 wins by multiple goals and 25 losses by more than one goal.

Coming into this game, Anaheim has gone just 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten home games, and their overall home puck line record is 13-16. In their last five games at home, the Ducks have gone just 1-4 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home is also -0.9 goals per game.

On average, Anaheim’s games have finished with 6.2 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Ducks come in with an over/under record of 27-29-3.

The Devils are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 29th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 28th in the league. The Anaheim offense is ranked 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 8th in the NHL.

The leading scorer for Anaheim’s offense is Frank Vatrano. Coming into the game he has 27 goals, ranking 23rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Vatrano has 19 assists this season.

The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 27th in takeaways and an average of 5.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 7th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.3 goals given up per game.

Entering the game, goalie Lukas Dostal has started 22 games this season. His current record stands at 8-15, and his save percentage is 0.701%.