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Canadiens Are A Red-Hot OVER Play

The Montreal Canadiens have found the offensive spark that was lost most of last season, which has led them to go OVER in seven of their last eight games. Through those eight games the Habs have averaged 3.5 goals per game and scored four or more on five occasions. The Canadiens will look to keep the offense rolling when they visit the New Jersey Devils Friday.

Shark Bites
  • Current Devils, and former Canadiens player, Mike Cammalleri has eight points in the past five games.
  • In five road starts this season, Mike Condon is 3-0-1 with a 1.81 GAA.
  • The Devils are 3-7 in their last 10 games hosting the Canadiens.

Montreal has found themselves back in the same position they were two weeks ago after Carey Price aggravated his lower body injury against the Rangers Wednesday. Price will miss another week and the Habs will rely on rookie Mike Condon in net again Friday. Condon has been excellent as the Princeton-alum has posted a .916 save percentage and a 2.16 GAA this season.

The Devils have not given home fans too much to get excited about this season as they are just 5-5-1 at the Prudential Center, while alternating wins and losses in their last four. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Montreal Canadiens before puck drop in this match found them as -113 moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 0.2-0 result in favor of the Devils. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Devils sit at 11-9-1 on the season; in comparison, the Montreal Canadiens are currently 17-4-2. Looking to wager on the totals? New Jersey is 6-9-6 OU, and Montreal is 14-7-2 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Jersey vs Montreal injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (New Jersey Devils) and the No. 1 (Montreal Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New Jersey Devils No. 21-ranked offense (2.43 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.22 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 20.83% rate while the Canadiens have a 85.53% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Rangers on November 25. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at +127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

New Jersey was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Blue Jackets. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Montreal's last 8 games
  • Montreal is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
  • New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
  • New Jersey is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to New Jersey, Saturday, November 28th