Anaheim Ducks at New Jersey Devils - 3/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (21-32-5) vs Anaheim Ducks (27-24-9)
Game Info: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +140 / Anaheim Ducks +150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New Jersey Devils host the Anaheim Ducks in Saturday NHL Action.
The Anaheim Ducks come into this road contest with an overall record of 27-24-9. Through 60 games, the Ducks are 6th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 176 times, good for a rank of 17th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Anaheim is the 23rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.12 goals per game. So far, the Ducks have a strength of schedule rating of 15th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 21st ranked team in the NHL.
The New Jersey Devils get set to host the Anaheim Ducks with an overall record of 21-32-5. This mark places them 7th in the Metropolitan division. Through 58 games, the Devils have scored 177 goals, giving them an average of 3.03. This output gives them a rank of 15th among NHL teams. On defense, New Jersey is the 26th ranked unit, giving up 3.5 goals per contest. So far, the Devils have played the 8th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New Jersey's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 24th in the NHL.
Through 55 games, the Anaheim Ducks goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry with 49 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 22.6%. So far, 29% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 27 assists to go along with his 16 goals. However, when on the ice the Ducks are -18 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 3.0 goals per game. In his 42 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 53 games, the New Jersey Devils' goal and overall scoring leader is Jesper Bratt, with 55 points. He has reached his mark of 19 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.5%. So far, 16.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jack Hughes, who has 26 assists to go along with his 18 goals. However, when on the ice the Devils are -10.0 in scoring differential. New Jersey's top goalie is Mackenzie Blackwood, who is giving up an average of 3.29 goals per game. In his 23 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 36% percent of the time.
In Anaheim's 60 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 33-27. So far, the Ducks have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 15 of their 29 road games. On the season, the Anaheim Ducks have a per-game scoring differential of -0.25. Things haven't gone any better on the road as they losing road games by an average of -0.86 goals. As the Anaheim Ducks get set to take on the Devils, they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 2-3. During this stretch, they have scored 15 goals, accounting for 41.0% of the scoring in these contests. Even though the team is not finding success in the win column, they come into this game playing well on offense. In their past five games, they have outscored their average of 2.87 goals per game 4 times. Look for the Ducks to continue their strong offensive play in a win over the New Jersey Devils.
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