New Jersey Devils vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Game Picks 11/10/2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (9-5-3, 3rd in the Pacific Division) play the New Jersey Devils (4-7-4, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) at Rogers Arena on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The moneyline on this matchup has the Devils coming in at +120 and the Canucks are at -182. The total has been set at 6.5. The Devils cover 21.4% of the time, having gone 3-11 SU. The Canucks cover 46.7% of the time, going 7-8 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils head into this game holding a record of 4 wins and 7 losses, which is good for 8th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 39 goals which is 15th in the East and 29th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -18, which is good for 29th in the NHL. The Devils currently have a total of 12 pts, which is 27th in the NHL and 14th in the Eastern Conference. In the matter of shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 442 which is 13th in the Eastern Conference and 28th in the NHL. As a group, New Jersey has earned a total of 199 hits which means they are averaging 13.3 per game. They currently have a total of 137 blocks for this season. In net for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 23 years old and has totaled 576 mins minding the goal this season. Blackwood is conceding an average of 3.13 goals per game which ranks him 18th in the East and 34th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has given up 30 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .888 which ranks him 22nd in the East.
The New Jersey Devils were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers their last time out. The Devils had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. For this outing, they finished 0 of the 29 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to score. New Jersey ended up with 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Devils was 40 and the Corsi against was 40 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 27, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 55.0%. They took 13 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 66.7% and they had a PDO of 86.4 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Edmonton Oilers racked up a total of 32 shots. They ended the game with 8 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
The Canucks will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they sit with 9 victories and 5 losses. With reference to goal differential, they currently sit 3rd in the Western Conference and 7th in the NHL with +11. They have earned a total of 55 goals for this year which ranks them 4th in the West. Vancouver has a team save % of .916 which has them ranked 9th in the NHL, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.5% ranking them 5th in the conference. In goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.50 goals per contest and that has him 11th among West goaltenders and 16th in the NHL among goalies. In the 671 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he has allowed 28 goals. His save % is .917, which has him ranked 11th among West goaltenders and 18th in the NHL among goalies.
The Vancouver Canucks faced off against the Winnipeg Jets in a game where the Canucks took the loss by a final score of 4 - 1. In this outing, Vancouver wound up with a 54.7% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 47 while their opponent had a Corsi of 39. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.8% by notching a Fenwick of 37 and the Jets finishing with a 27 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vancouver played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO was 89.9 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 58.3%. The Canucks netted 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but were not able to net one. In discussing the opposition, the Jets had 3 power play attempts and ended up scoring 1 goal. Vancouver allowed 35 shots on goal and the Jets ended up with a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (-182)
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