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Canadiens face New Jersey Devils: NHL odds preview and stats

Montreal CanadiensNew Jersey Devils
April 23, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils Odds

27-13-5TEAM RECORD17-18-10

The New Jersey Devils look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Canadiens arrive at Prudential Center on Tuesday.

The Devils currently sports a record of 17-18-10. The Canadiens are 27-13-5. Betting totals have seen the Devils post a 17-20-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canadiens have gone 24-21 against the number.

View Montreal vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, New Jersey sat as +119 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Devils rated this week at No. 20 and the Canadiens sitting at No. 5.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 15.2% while the Canadiens defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Montreal was a 5-1 loser in its last match at home against the Capitals. They lost as -140 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -180 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Winnipeg are 6-4
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 1-9
After playing NY Rangers are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9

A few Canadiens at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing at home against Montreal
New Jersey17-7-1 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Montreal

Next up:
Montreal at Winnipeg, Thursday, April 25
New Jersey home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 25