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New Jersey Devils host Anaheim Ducks in hockey action

Anaheim Ducks

New Jersey Devils
24-7-5 December 20, 2013, 07:00 PM | Prudential Center 14-15-6

The New Jersey Devils look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Ducks arrive at Prudential Center on Friday.

The Devils sit at 14-15-6 on the season; in comparison, the Ducks are currently 24-7-5. Looking to wager on the totals? New Jersey is 11-17-7 OU, and Anaheim is 18-16-2 OU.

View Anaheim Ducks vs New Jersey Devils Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Devils in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 110 on most hockey betting menus early today for Friday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Devils at No. 12 and the Ducks at No. 4 heading into this contest.

The Ducks were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 5-2 winner at home against the Senators. Bettors on New Jersey at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 24-ranked offense (2.37 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.53 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 17.31% rate while the Ducks have a 81.03% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Ducks at Devils trends to consider:
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Anaheim is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Anaheim's last 6 games on the road
Anaheim is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Anaheim
New Jersey is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Anaheim
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing at home against Anaheim

Next up:
Anaheim at New York, Saturday, December 21st
New Jersey at Washington, Saturday, December 21st