One night after ending Detroit's record 23-game home win streak, the Vancouver Canucks visit the New Jersey Devils, a team they have handled over the years.
The Canucks are 7-2 in their past nine against the Devils as they invade Prudential Center on Friday. They have been hot of late, but so have the Devils, winners of nine of 11.
The Canucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 39-16-6 this season, while the Devils are 35-20-4. Vancouver is 29-26-6 against the total, while New Jersey is 28-23-8 versus the number.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Canucks listed as underdogs of -110 at TopBet. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5 over at .
The Devils sit at No. 10 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Canucks sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 10-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Canucks have a 86.5% rate on the penalty kill.
The Canucks were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
In their last action, New Jersey was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on New Jersey at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Canucks at Devils trends to consider:
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Vancouver is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Vancouver is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Vancouver
Vancouver at Dallas, Sunday, February 26
New Jersey home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, February 26