Planning on watching today’s Canucks and Devils game? Catch the action at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, as the Devils hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Devils are the home favorites against the Canucks in a non-conference matchup.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS NEW JERSEY DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Jersey Devils -1.5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Devils picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Devils on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Canucks (+1.5)

Does Vancouver Have What it Takes on the Road?

This season, the Canucks have an overall record of 24-11-3. On the road, Vancouver holds a 10-7-2 mark, and they are 14-4-1 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 1st spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 3rd in the Western conference.

When it came to the puck line, Vancouver have posted a 26-12 record. Their road performance against the puck line stands at 12-7, while they are 14-5 at home. The average goal total for Vancouver’s games is sitting at 6.3. The average over/under line for the season is 6.5. The Canucks come in with an over/under record of 22-14-2.

In their last three road games, Vancouver has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

On offense, the Canucks are averaging 3.8 goals per game which is 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Canucks offense is 7th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 16th in the NHL.

Vancouver’s leading goal scorer is Brock Boeser. So far this season, he has 24 goals, placing him 5th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Boeser has 15 assists this season.

Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 14th in takeaways, averaging 7 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 27th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Heading into this matchup vs. New Jersey, goalie Thatcher Demko has started 27 games in this season. His current record is 18-8, and his save percentage stands at 0.9607843137254902%.

Does New Jersey Have What it Takes at Home?

This season, the Devils currently hold an overall record of 21-14-2. When playing on the road, New Jersey has a 12-6-0 record, while they are 9-8-2 at home. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 7th in the Eastern conference.

When it came to the puck line, New Jersey heads in with a 11-26 record. On the road, their mark is 9-9 and their overall home performance is 2-17 vs. the puck line. This season, New Jersey’s games have an average of 7.1 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Devils come in with an over/under performance of 23-13-1.

When looking at their past three matchups at home, New Jersey has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Devils come into the game at 3.5 goals per contest placing 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 15th position in the league. Coming into the game, the Devils have a 16-7 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 5-6.

New Jersey’s leading scorer is Tyler Toffoli. So far, he has 16 goals which is 29th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Toffoli has 12 assists this season.

Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 14th in takeaways, averaging 7 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 27th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Entering the game, goalie Nico Daws has started two games this season. His current record stands at 2-0, and his save percentage is 0.22549019607843138%.