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New Jersey favored by -130 against Montreal on Saturday

Montreal CanadiensNew Jersey Devils
Dec 10, 1:00 PM | Prudential Center

Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils Odds

11-11-7TEAM RECORD14-12-1

The New Jersey Devils battle the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Saturday in NHL betting action at Prudential Center.

The Canadiens will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-11-7 this season, while the Devils are 14-12-1. Montreal is 11-15-3 on the totals; New Jersey is 13-10-4.

View Montreal vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Devils as -130 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Devils and the No. 12-rated Canadiens in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 13% rate while the Canadiens have a 89% rate on the penalty kill.

Montreal was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Canucks. They lost as +115 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 5-4 winner at home against the Senators. Bettors on New Jersey at -144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing NY Islanders are 4-6
After playing Vancouver are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Canadiens at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games when playing New Jersey
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Montreal is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing New Jersey
Montreal is 5-18-2 SU in its last 25 games ,when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games
New Jersey is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Montreal
New Jersey16-5-1 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Montreal
New Jersey is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Montreal home to NY Islanders, Tuesday, December 13
New Jersey at Tampa Bay, Monday, December 12