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NHL Game Preview - Devils underdogs vs Canucks at New Jersey

Vancouver Canucks

New Jersey Devils
6-4-1 October 24, 2013, 07:00 PM | Prudential Center 1-5-3

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

The Devils sport a record of 1-5-3 heading into this matchup, while the Canucks sit at 6-4-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-5-1 for the Devils and 4-5-2 for the Canucks.

View Vancouver Canucks vs New Jersey Devils Odds and Stats.

The Devils were listed earlier today as 105 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Devils rated this week at No. 24 and the Canucks sitting at No. 21.

Vancouver was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They won as -113 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Blue Jackets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 22 at 3 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 13.33% while the Canucks defense kills off 87.18% of their penalties.

A few Canucks at Devils trends to consider:
Vancouver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Vancouver is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey
Vancouver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Jersey is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vancouver
New Jersey is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Vancouver
New Jersey is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Vancouver at St. Louis, Friday, October 25th
New Jersey at Boston, Saturday, October 26th