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Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils in NHL odds

New Jersey DevilsMontreal Canadiens
Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

17-13-1TEAM RECORD13-12-7

Hockey bettors look for value at Bell Centre on Saturday as host Montreal battles the New Jersey Devils in hockey odds action.

The Canadiens sit at 13-12-7 on the season; in comparison, the Devils are currently 17-13-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 13-16-3 OU, and New Jersey is 15-11-5 OU.

View New Jersey vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-150 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 999 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Canadiens and the No. 16-ranked Devils, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 23-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 12.1% rate while the Devils have a 93.1% rate on the penalty kill.

New Jersey won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Stars on December 16. Bettors who backed the Devils at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Canadiens were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 4-4-1
After a win are 5-5

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Devils at Canadiens trends to consider:
New Jersey is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Jersey's last 10 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Jersey's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 10 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal's last 10 games when playing New Jersey
Montreal is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
New Jersey home to NY Rangers, Tuesday, December 20
Montreal at Boston, Monday, December 19

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