New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview 11/10/19

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Kyle Palmieri, Taylor Hall, and the New Jersey Devils will face off against J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena for a cross-continent showdown. The opening face-off takes place at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 10, and fans at home are able to catch it live on Sportsnet Pacific.

New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds

Vancouver is 9-8 straight-up (SU) and has earned 2.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. That winning percentage, ranked 3rd in the Pacific Division in this young season, is a welcome improvement over the 35-47 record from last year’s regular season campaign. Through 17 regular season outings, eight of its games have gone over the total, while seven have gone under and just one has pushed. The team’s 4-2 SU at home so far this year.

The Canucks have converted on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 85.5 percent of all penalties.

Sporting a .917 save percentage and 28.3 saves per game, Jacob Markstrom (5-6-3) has been the top option in goal for the Nucks this year. If head coach Travis Green chooses to give him a rest, however, the team might turn to Thatcher Demko (4-2-2 record, .933 save percentage, 1.99 goals against average).

Over on the visiting bench, New Jersey is 4-11 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.3 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 15 regular season outings, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while four have gone under the total and none have pushed. As the visiting team, the Devils are 2-5 SU so far.

The Devils have converted on just 12.3 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 27th overall and it’s successfully defended 74.5 percent of all opponent power plays.

MacKenzie Blackwood (.888 save percentage and 3.13 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for New Jersey. Blackwood is averaging 23.8 saves per game and has four wins, six losses, and three OT losses to his credit.

New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks Free Picks

Pick: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The Canucks are 2-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Devils are 1-3 in shootouts.
  • New Jersey has managed 27.8 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vancouver has been attempting 32.0 shots per game over its last five home outings.
  • Six of New Jersey’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 2-4 in those games.
  • New Jersey skaters created 23.5 hits per game last season, while the Canucks forced 21.9 hits per contest.