Last Updated: 2019-11-10
Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri, and the New Jersey Devils will face off against J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena for a cross-continent showdown. The action will get underway at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 10 and it’s being shown live on Sportsnet Pacific.
New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds
Vancouver is 9-8 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 2.1 units this season. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Pacific Division so far this season, is a welcomed improvement compared to what the team managed during last year’s regular season (35-47). Of its 17 games this season, eight have gone over the total, while seven have gone under and just one has pushed. The team’s 4-2 SU at home so far this year.
The Canucks have converted on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated ninth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 85.5 percent of all penalties.
Boasting a .917 save percentage and 28.3 saves per game, Jacob Markstrom (5-6-3) has been the best option in goal for the Nucks this year. If head coach Travis Green decides to give him the day off, however, Vancouver could turn to Thatcher Demko (4-2-2 record, .933 save percentage, 1.99 goals against average).
New Jersey has lost 6.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far and is currently 4-11 straight up (SU). A total of 10 of its games have gone over the total, while four have gone under the total and none have pushed. The Devils are 2-5 SU as a road team this season.
The Devils have converted on just 12.3 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s ranked 29th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 27th overall and it’s successfully killed off 74.5 percent of all penalties.
MacKenzie Blackwood (23.8 saves per game) has been the main option in the net for New Jersey. Blackwood has four wins, six losses, and three OT losses to his credit, and has registered a .888 save percentage and 3.13 goals against average this year.
New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over
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Over Vancouver’s last ten outings, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
The Devils are 2-5 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 1-8 in games where they’re in the box for fewer than 10 penalty minutes, total.
Vancouver is 2-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while New Jersey is 1-3 in shootouts.
Vancouver has averaged 7.6 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 8.6 giveaways per game (the 6th-fewest in the league).