NHL Preview: New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens
Home Team: New Jersey Devils
Away Team: Montreal Canadiens
Location: Prudential Center (Newark)
Game Date: Tuesday, 3/6/2018
Game Time: 4:00 PST / 5:00 MST / 6:00 CST / 7:00 EST
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On Tuesday, the New Jersey Devils (33-25-8) will face the Montreal Canadiens (25-29-11) at home. These two teams will play for the first time since December 14th, when Montréal Canadiens won 2-1.
Betting Odds & Picks
The New Jersey Devils are the favorite at -1.5, 100% have picked the New Jersey Devils to cover the spread. The over/under for total points scored is 5.5, 100% have picked the under. The moneyline for the New Jersey Devils is -170, compared to +145 for the Montreal Canadiens and 66.7% have picked the Montreal Canadiens to win the game. Get a 50% bonus up to $1,000 when you join MyBookie with Promo Code: HeroSports
New Jersey Devils
The Devils have been defeated by their last three opponents. The New Jersey Devils played against the Vegas Golden Knights in their last game and lost by one at home, 3-2. In 58 minutes Cory Schneider collected 24 saves on 27 shot attempts, an 88.9% save percentage. He had 4 power play saves, 2 shorthanded saves and 18 even saves. Taylor Hall had one goal and one assist on seven shots in 20:05 minutes. Sami Vatanen had one goal on five shots in 23:51 minutes.
New Jersey ranks #4 in the Metropolitan division, #7 in the Eastern conference and #17 in the NHL, with 74 points on the season. They are currently #1 in the wildcard race. The strongest areas for the Devils are penalty kill percentage (#8), face-offs taken (#9) and win percentage when opponent scores first (#10). The team needs work on face-offs won (#30), win percentage when leading after first period (#25) and win percentage when outshot by opponents (#24).
The Canadiens look to avoid a losing streak after being defeated in their last game. They were beaten by the Boston Bruins in their last game on the road, 2-1. In 62 minutes Antti Niemi collected 48 saves on 50 shot attempts, a 96% save percentage. He had 20 power play saves and 28 even saves. Brendan Gallagher made one goal on three shots in 18:16 minutes.
Montréal is currently ranked as the #6 seed in the Atlantic division, #14 in the Eastern conference and #26 in the NHL, with 61 points in the standings on the season. They are currently #8 in the wildcard race. The Canadiens have performed well in shots per game (#7), power play percentage (#15) and shots allowed (#16). Their weakest areas are shooting percentage (#30), face-offs won (#29) and goals per game (#29).
Sunday, April 1st is the next time that these two teams will meet up.
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