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Devils vs Ducks Odds and Picks – Best Bet for Friday Night Hockey

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NHL Hockey

Jan 12, 2023 · 7:01 PM PST

Trevor Zegras celebrating a goal
Jan 8, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras (11) celebrates with teammates after a goal during the first period against the Boston Bruins at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
  • The New Jersey Devils are -267 road favorites over the Anaheim Ducks in an NHL game slated for Friday, January 13
  • New Jersey has won two in a row and four of five overall from the Ducks
  • However, the Devils are 1-5-1 SU in their last seven games at Anaheim

The New Jersey Devils are a different NHL team this season. Now can they be a different team on the road against the Anaheim Ducks?

At 26-12-3, the Devils are on pace for their first winning season and Stanley Cup playoff appearance since the 2017-18 campaign. They’ll also be looking for their fifth win in six games against the Ducks.

At 12-26-4, the Ducks are the #15 seed in the NHL’s 16-team Western Conference. However, Anaheim is 5-1-1 straight up in the club’s last seven home games against the Devils.

Oddsmakers, though, are going with the Devils to get their due in this one. New Jersey is set as -267 road favorites. New Jersey is 4-1 both SU and against the puck line in the team’s last five road games.

Devils vs Ducks Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
New Jersey Devils -1.5 (-105) O 6.5 (-115) -267
Anaheim Ducks +1.5 (-115) U 6.5 (-105) +215

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Puck drop is set for 10:00pm ET on Friday, January 13 at the Honda Center. Hulu is showing the broadcast in the USA. Sportsnet is carrying the game in Canada as part of their NHL package.

In the NHL public betting splits, the Devils are dominating. There’s 98% of handle and 74% of bets backing New Jersey in the puck line splits. On the moneyline splits, the Devils are drawing 87% of handle and 94% of bets.

When it comes to the total of 6.5 goals, it’s the over the people like. That’s the play on 87% of public handle and 94% of bets.

The total has gone over in four of New Jersey’s last five games. The over has also been the winning play in four of Anaheim’s last six games. However, each of the past six Devils vs Ducks contests went under. They’ve combined to average 4.16 goals per game over that span.

Devils’ Mercer Shows No Mercy

Entering the second game of a five-game road trip, New Jersey opened with a solid 5-3 verdict at the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. Overall, the Devils have won two in a row, but that only pulled the team up to 5-4-1 through the past 10 games.

The last time the Devils played, Dawson Mercer scored two goals. The last time the Devils played the Ducks, Mercer also scored two goals in a 4-2 home-ice victory on October 18.

Forward Jack Hughes is carrying the hot hand for the Devils. He’s counted 6-2-8 totals over the past five games. Captain Nico Hischier has accounted for 6-5-11 numbers in 10 games.

Ducks Not Getting It Done

Anaheim is 3-6-1 over the last 10 games. Just five of the Ducks’ 12 wins this season have been earned during regulation time. Rookie forward Mason McTavish, a contender in the Calder Trophy odds, is pacing the club with 3-3-6 totals over the last five games.

Devils vs Ducks Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Total
12/18/2022 NJ 3 ANA 1 NJ NJ Under
03/01/2022 ANA 0 NJ 3 NJ NJ Under
11/02/2022 ANA 4 NJ 0 ANA ANA Under
03/12/2022 NJ 2 ANA 1 NJ NJ Under
10/18/2022 NJ 4 ANA 2 NJ NJ Under

Injuries are also significantly impacting Anaheim’s ability to compete. Currently out are defensemen Jamie Drysdale (shoulder), John Moore (undisclosed), and forwards Isac Lundestrom (finger), Derek Grant (lower body), and Justin Kirkland (undisclosed).

New Jersey vs Anaheim Pick & Prediction

These aren’t the Devils of old. One of the NHL’s deadliest transition teams, New Jersey is eighth in the NHL with 141 goals. That’s an average of 3.4 goals per game.

Devils vs Ducks Same-Game Parlay Picks

Pick Odds
Over 6.5 Goals -115
Devils ML -267

The Devils are also a stunning 15-2-1 SU on the road this season. Anaheim is just 8-12-1 at home.

Pick: New Jersey Devils Moneyline (-267)


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