New Jersey Devils at Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 3/18/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
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The New Jersey Devils head to Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at +149 and the Ducks at -165.
New Jersey has a record of 36-26-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 18-12-5-3. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 212 goals and surrendered 211 goals for a point differential of +1. For the year they have an ATS mark of 36-34-0 and an over/under record of 34-34-0. Anaheim has a record of 36-24-12 including 21-10-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 202 goals and have given up 195 for a goal differential of +7. Their record against the spread is 36-36-0 while their over/under mark is 28-43-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 36-34-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 34-34-0 against the over/under this season
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 36-36-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 28-43-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
03/16/18 C Pavel Zacha Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Los Angeles
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/22/17 RW Patrick Eaves Illness IR (10/14)
03/16/18 D Kevin Bieksa Hand is out indefinitely
Nico Hischier has scored 45 total points this year for the Devils. He has 15 goals this season with 155 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 16.2 minutes played per contest. Taylor Hall averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 31 goals on 232 attempts. He has 45 assists, giving him a total of 76 points on the year. Cory Schneider has 17 wins and 14 losses this season in goal for the Devils. He has 1,188 shots against him and he's surrendered 105 goals. He's made 1,083 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Rickard Rakell has 60 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 30 goals this year with 196 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 19.2 minutes played per contest. Ryan Getzlaf averages 21.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 10 goals on 108 attempts. He has 42 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the year. John Gibson has 27 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He has 1,684 shots against him and he's given up 125 goals. He's made 1,559 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have 80 total points this year, which is 18th in the NHL. They've scored 212 goals while giving up 211 scores, which has them ranked 13th and 15th respectively. They have had 216 power play chances and scored 45 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th in the league. The Devils have given up 227 power play opportunities and surrendered 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 8th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.60% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks are 11th in the league with a total of 84 points this season. They have 34 power play goals on 193 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 23rd in the NHL. They've given up 249 power play opportunities and surrendered 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Ducks are 19th with a total of 202 goals scored while they've given up 195 goals this season, ranking 25th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.27%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 2nd overall in the NHL.
New Jersey is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.8%, as they've attempted 3,907 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,107 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.5% as they have 3,033 attempts while they have given up 3,098 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 18th in the league. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time, which is 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the season. That is 9th overall in the NHL. They have 2,025 face-off wins compared to 2,260 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That ranks them 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,554 hits and they have blocked 1,009 shots from the opposition, putting them 20th overall.
The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 47.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.8% for the year. That ranks them 30th and 1st respectively in the NHL. They have 2,198 face-off wins as opposed to 2,107 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 1,739 hits and they've blocked 1,096 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 9th in blocked shots. Anaheim is ranked 27th in Corsi percentage with 47.4% as they've tried 4,070 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,525 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 27th in the NHL at 47.4%, as they have 3,087 shots while they've given up 3,429 attempts on defense.
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