New Jersey Devils at Vancouver Canucks - 3/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vancouver Canucks (29-24-7) vs New Jersey Devils (22-32-5)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -175 / New Jersey Devils +140 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks host the New Jersey Devils in Tuesday NHL Action.
The New Jersey Devils come into this road contest with an overall record of 22-32-5. Through 59 games, the Devils are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 179 times, good for a rank of 19th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New Jersey is the 25th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.46 goals per game. So far, the Devils have a strength of schedule rating of 7th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 24th ranked team in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks get set to host the New Jersey Devils with an overall record of 29-24-7. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 60 games, the Canucks have scored 173 goals, giving them an average of 2.83. This output gives them a rank of 21st among NHL teams. On defense, Vancouver is the 15th ranked unit, giving up 2.85 goals per contest. So far, the Canucks have played the 13th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vancouver's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 18th in the NHL.
Through 54 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 13.3%. 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 -11.0 in scoring differential. New Jersey's top goalie is Mackenzie Blackwood, who is giving up an average of 3.29 goals per game.
Through 58 games, the Vancouver Canucks' goal and overall scoring leader is J.T. Miller, with 70 points. He has reached his mark of 24 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.9%. So far, 25.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Quinn Hughes, who has 43 assists to go along with his 5 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +8.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.66 goals per game. In his 48 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In New Jersey's 59 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 33-24-2. So far, taking the over when the Devils are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-9-1. On the season, 61.0% of New Jersey's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Devils. In Vancouver's 60 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 31-29. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 11-17. On the season, 52.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. Look for this matchup to finish above the line of 6 goals.
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