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NHL Game Preview - Devils underdogs vs Canadiens at New Jersey

Montreal CanadiensNew Jersey Devils
March 16, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils Odds

18-5-4TEAM RECORD13-9-6

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between New Jersey and Montreal on Saturday, with the host Devils trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Devils bring a 13-9-6 record to the battle against the 18-5-4 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 14-12-2 so far and the Canadiens go 16-11.

View Montreal vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Devils as +110 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 3-rated Canadiens taking on the No. 21-rated Devils in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 15.7% while the Canadiens defense kills off 80.2% of their penalties.

Montreal won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Senators on March 13. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -178 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -146 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 1-9
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Canadiens at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
New Jersey17-6-1 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Montreal
New Jersey is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Montreal
New Jersey is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next up:
Montreal home to Buffalo, Tuesday, March 19
New Jersey home to NY Rangers, Tuesday, March 19