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Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils Betting Preview


New Jersey Devils

Montreal Canadiens
11-11-5 December 02, 2013, 07:30 PM | Bell Centre 15-9-3



The Canadiens get a visit from the New Jersey Devils in hockey action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Canadiens are 15-9-3 so far on the season. The Devils, meanwhile, are 11-11-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 7-18-2 and the Devils go 7-15-5 on the totals.

View New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Canadiens as -191 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Devils taking on the No. 10-rated Canadiens in this contest.

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New Jersey won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Sabres on November 30. Bettors who backed the Devils at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Montreal won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Maple Leafs on November 30. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -181 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.37 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 24% while the Devils defense kills off 87.64% of their penalties.

Next up:
New Jersey home to Montreal, Wednesday, December 4th