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Hockey odds preview - New Jersey vs. Montreal


New Jersey Devils

Montreal Canadiens
19-18-10 January 14, 2014, 07:30 PM | Bell Centre 26-15-5



The Montreal Canadiens look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Devils arrive at Bell Centre on Tuesday.

The Canadiens bring a 26-15-5 record to the battle against the 19-18-10 Devils. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 14-27-5 so far and the Devils go 14-23-10.

View New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Canadiens as -178 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Canadiens rated this week at No. 26 and the Devils sitting at No. 18.

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In their last action, New Jersey was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Montreal was a 2-1 winner at home against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Montreal at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 22-ranked offense (2.54 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.49 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 19.25% rate while the Devils have a 86.09% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New Jersey at Quebec, Thursday, January 16th
Montreal at Ottawa, Thursday, January 16th