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Canadiens open as moneyline underdog vs Devils

Montreal CanadiensNew Jersey Devils
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils Odds

19-22-9TEAM RECORD27-19-3

New Jersey will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Montreal Canadiens pay a visit to Prudential Center.

The Devils currently sports a record of 27-19-3. The Canadiens are 19-22-9. Betting totals have seen the Devils post a 23-19-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canadiens have gone 20-25-5 against the number.

View Montreal vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Montreal before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-155-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Devils at No. 12 and the Canadiens at No. 11 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 15.1% while the Canadiens defense kills off 89.6% of their penalties.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Sabres on January 31. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

New Jersey was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Rangers. They won as +115 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Buffalo are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Canadiens at Devils trends to consider:
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal's last 10 games
Montreal is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal
New Jersey is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Montreal
New Jersey16-6-1 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Montreal
New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next up:
Montreal home to Washington, Saturday, February 4
New Jersey at Philadelphia, Saturday, February 4

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