The Vancouver Canucks (26-22-6) and New Jersey Devils (18-29-5) meet Monday at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Canucks vs. Devils odds and lines and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
Vancouver plays the second game of a four-game road trip after defeating the New York Rangers 5-2 Sunday. The Canucks had 34 shots on goal in the game and have averaged 39.3 in winning three straight games. Vancouver is 3-1 over its last four road games but is 1-2 across its last three games played on day 2 of consecutive days.
The Devils last played in an 8-5 setback at the Chicago Blackhawks Friday. New Jersey is 3-10 since Jan. 23 and has yielded 4 goals or more eight times over that stretch.
Canucks at Devils odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Canucks +105 (bet $100 to win $105) | Devils -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Canucks +1.5 (-250) | Devils -1.5 (+180)
Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: +100 | U: -125)
Canucks at Devils projected goalies
Jaroslav Halak (2-5-2, 2.93 GAA, .899 SV%) vs. Nico Daws (2-1-0, 2.64 GAA, .906 SV%)
Halak is tabbed for his first start after allowing 5 goals in 16 minutes against the New York Islanders Feb. 9. The veteran did appear in a relief role Feb. 19 (2 goals allowed in 35 minutes vs. Anaheim).
Daws is a 21-year-rookie who stopped 37-of-38 shots against the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday for his second career victory across four starts and may get a chance to prove himself again Monday.
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Canucks at Devils odds, lines, picks and predictions
Canucks 4, Devils 3
The Canucks are 18-7-4 since Bruce Boudreau took over as head coach. With New Jersey’s goaltending being questionable, there is solid value on VANCOUVER (+105).
Against the spread
With the Devils coughing up goals in bunches lately and the Canucks playing the back half of two games in as many days, TAKE THE OVER 6.5 (+100).
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