The NHL returns following the All-Star break with a six-game slate on Monday, February 6, and here you can get the best Canucks vs. Devils betting pick and odds.
Vancouver will open a four-game road trip when they visit New Jersey at Prudential Center. The Devils are -215 moneyline favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. These inter-conference rivals will meet for the second time this year; the Devils won 5-2 in Vancouver.
Canucks beat the Blue Jackets at home
The Vancouver Canucks (20-26-2-1, 24-25 ATS) are not playing well at the moment; they lost 11 of the previous 15 games but managed to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 at home in the most recent game. That was a nice way to respond to a 6-1 loss to the Seattle Kraken, but the Canucks have only 43 points, 23 behind the Western Conference leaders Dallas Stars. Vancouver will play four games in the east, three of which will be against the Metropolitan Division teams.
The Canucks scored three goals in the opening period and added two more in the final frame to secure a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets. Four individuals chipped in two points apiece, but Bo Horvat was the one who impressed with four dishes. This year, Elias Pettersson leads Vancouver with 58 points (G 21, A 37); Quinn Hughes has 45 (G 5, A 40), J.T. Miller follows with 44 (G 18, A 26), while Andrei Kuzmenko registered 43 points (G 21, A 22).
Spencer Martin (11-13-1) is a probable goaltender for Vancouver against New Jersey on Monday. The 27-year-old is conceding 3.94 goals per game this season with a .875 SV% and no shutouts.
LW Tanner Pearson (hand), G Thatcher Demko (lower body), D Tucker Poolman (upper body), LW Ilya Mikheyev (knee), and RW Will Lockwood (concussion) are out indefinitely and will not face New Jersey on Monday.
Devils edged the Stars in overtime
The New Jersey Devils (32-13-3-1, 27-22 ATS) continued with their fine performances; they recorded eight wins in the last ten games. The Devils even took a scalp to the leading team in the Western Conference – the Dallas Stars, with a 3-2 overtime victory on the road. New Jersey returned home from a two-game road trip and will spend the next two games at Prudential Center, where they will host the Canucks and Kraken.
The Devils trailed 2-0 after an opening period in Dallas, but Jack Hughes and Miles Wood scored a couple of quick goals early in the second to tie the game. There were no goals in the final 20 minutes, so the tilt went to overtime, where Hughes scored a game-winner for the visitors. Vitek Vanecek was solid at the goal for the Devils with 33 stops. Thus far in the season, Jack Hughes is New Jersey’s best player and is in the top 10 in the NHL with 64 points (G 33, A 31), which is already by far his best record in his four-year career. Jesper Bratt has 50 (G 19, A 31), while Nico Hischier (G 21, A 25) and Dougie Hamilton (G 13, A 33) posted 46 points apiece.
Vitek Vanecek (21-5-2) is expected to take his place in the cage against Vancouver on Monday. The 27-year-old is allowing 2.29 goals per contest this year along with a .917 SV% and two shutouts.
G Jonathan Bernier (hip) and D John Marino (upper body) are out indefinitely and will not feature against the Canucks on Monday.
- 4-11 in the last 15 overall
- 1-7 in the last eight road games
- 3-8 in the last 11 vs. Metropolitan Division rivals
- 7-21 in the last 28 vs. Eastern Conference opponents
- 8-2 in the last ten overall
- 12-1 in the last 13 vs. Pacific Division rivals
- 16-5 in the last 21 vs. Western Conference opponents
- 17-4 in the last 21 vs. a team with a losing record
Vancouver Canucks vs. New Jersey Devils Pick
Vancouver is struggling right now, while New Jersey has been the most pleasant surprise in the NHL this season. The Devils already beat the Canucks 5-2 in Vancouver and I don’t think they will have trouble defeating them again, this time at home. Jack Hughes is playing the season of his life; he is red-hot at the moment, and I am backing him to win the battle against his brother Quinn, who is a defenseman for the Canucks. Jack had a goal and an assist in the aforementioned victory and I believe he will contribute some points in this one as well. The goalie matchup is also on New Jersey’s side; Vanecek is in way better form this year.
Pick: Take the Devils at -1.5 Puck Line (+137)
The Canucks have the second-worst defense in the NHL that allows 3.92 goals per game, while New Jersey’s top 10 offense averages 3.47 goals per contest. I expect the hosts to score four or five goals without too much sweat, given that the Canucks allowed 4+ in eight of their previous 11 games. Over is 5-0 in the Canucks’ last five games playing on three or more days rest; Over is 8-3 in the Devils’ previous 11 overall, while Over is 10-1 in New Jersey’s last 11 games following a win.
Pick: Go Over 6.5 goals (-110)