NHL Picks: Canadiens vs Devils
Both the Devils and the Canadiens are grappling with significant challenges this season. However, with the upcoming match taking place on the Devils’ home turf, the question looms: Can they secure a much-needed victory in front of their passionate fans? In this NHL Picks: Canadiens vs Devils article, I will give you the best picks and all the information about both teams.
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Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils
The Montreal Canadiens find themselves grappling with a challenging season, holding an even 18-18-7 record. Recent performances have been less than stellar, with only three wins in their last ten games, landing them in the less-than-ideal third-worst position within the competitive Atlantic Division. The Canadiens’ woes extend beyond wins and losses, manifesting in a struggling offence that manages a modest 2.70 goals per game. This struggle is highlighted by a meagre nine-goal output in the previous four contests. Unfortunately, defensive vulnerabilities compound their difficulties, as the team concedes an alarming 3.35 goals per game.
On the flip side, the New Jersey Devils chart a more favourable course with a 22-16-3 record, securing a respectable sixth place in the Metropolitan Division. Despite their offensive prowess, averaging 3.46 goals per game, a defensive dichotomy tarnishes their overall campaign. The defensive unit, regrettably, yields 3.49 goals per game, casting a shadow over the otherwise commendable trajectory of their season.
|Montreal Canadiens Moneyline Odds
|New Jersey Devils Moneyline Odds
|Montreal Canadiens Puck Line Odds
|New Jersey Devils Puck Line Odds
How the game will play out
Anticipating the outcome of this match proves to be a formidable task. Yet, the scales tip in favour of the Devils as the favourites to clinch victory, given the advantageous setting of their home stadium. The historical context lends weight to this prediction, as the last encounter between these teams in October resulted in a decisive 5-2 triumph for the Devils.
My pick: The New Jersey Devils with a puck line of -1.5 at (+120) PowerPlay Sports.
Montreal Canadiens Injury Report
- Tanner Pearson
- Josh Anderson
- Jesse Ylonen
- Christian Dvorak
New Jersey Devils Injury Report
- Timo Meier
- Brendan Smith
- Ondrej Palat
- Jack Hughes