New Jersey Devils at Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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The New Jersey Devils travel to Honda Center to play the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Devils at +104 and the Ducks at -115.
New Jersey has a record of 10-12-5 this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 81 goals and given up 94 goals for a point differential of -13. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-17-0 and an over/under record of 16-9-0. Anaheim has a record of 15-11-5 this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 75 goals and surrendered 89 for a goal differential of -14. Their record against the spread is 15-16-0 while their over/under record is 11-19-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 10-17-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 16-9-0 against the over/under this season
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 15-16-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 11-19-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
11/17/18 D Sami Vatanen Lower Body is out indefinitely
11/13/18 C Brian Boyle Upper Body IR (11/11)
11/03/18 RW Stefan Noesen Upper Body IR (11/03)
10/26/18 D Ben Lovejoy Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/23/18 D Steven Santini Facial IR (10/23)
10/05/18 LW Jesper Bratt Jaw is out indefinitely
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
12/08/18 C Rickard Rakell Ankle is questionable Sunday vs New Jersey
11/15/18 D Cam Fowler Facial is out indefinitely
10/31/18 LW Nick Ritchie Upper Body IR (10/31)
10/03/18 RW Ondrej Kase Concussion IR (10/03)
10/01/18 D Korbinian Holzer Wrist is out indefinitely
10/01/18 RW Patrick Eaves Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/26/18 RW Corey Perry Knee is out indefinitely
Keith Kinkaid has 10 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 689 shots against him and he's given up 65 goals. He's made 624 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Taylor Hall has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Devils. He has 8 goals this year with 92 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Kyle Palmieri averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 14 goals on 82 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the season.
Rickard Rakell has scored 20 total points this year for the Ducks. He has 5 goals this season with 87 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. John Gibson has 11 wins and 9 losses this year in goal for the Ducks. He has 824 shots against him and he's surrendered 61 goals. He's made 763 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Ryan Getzlaf averages 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 8 goals on 56 shots. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have allowed 90 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82% this year. That is 9th in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.98% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is ranked 30th in the league. The Devils have 25 total points this season, ranking 28th in the NHL in offense. They are 20th in the league with 81 goals while they've given up 94 goals, which is 7th overall. They have had 88 power play opportunities and scored 17 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 16th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Ducks are 27th with 75 goals scored while they are 14th in the NHL with 89 goals allowed this year. They average 26 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.16%. They give up 35 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 1st place in the league. The Ducks have a total of 35 points this year, which is 10th in the NHL. They have 14 power play goals on 88 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 23rd. They've allowed 112 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, which is 11th overall.
New Jersey is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.9%, as they've attempted 1,567 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,574 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.8% as they have 1,229 attempts while they have given up 1,192 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 12th in the league. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 47.1% of the time, which is 28th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.9% for the season. That is 4th overall in the NHL. They have 822 face-off wins compared to 918 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.2%. That ranks them 28th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 601 hits and they have blocked 382 shots from the opposition, putting them 24th overall.
The Ducks are 24th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the season, which is 10th in the NHL. They have 934 face-off wins compared to 912 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 12th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 681 hits and they have blocked 481 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. Anaheim is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 44.1% as they've attempted 1,587 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,014 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 43.5% ranks 31st as they have 1,179 attempts while they have given up 1,533 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Devils/Ducks NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim -115
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim -115
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