Montreal Canadiens vs. New Jersey Devils - 11/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (6-8-4) at Montreal Canadiens (11-5-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday in NHL action at the Centre Bell.
The New Jersey Devils look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with six goals, Taylor Hall has 13 assists and Blake Coleman has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 26 goals on 176 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 34 goals on 323 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or less goals in four of their last eight games.
The Montreal Canadiens look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with eight goals, Tomas Tatar has nine assists and Shea Weber has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 72.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 40 goals on 477 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 13 goals on 107 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or less goals in four straight games.
The Devils are 18-42 in their last 60 games as an underdog, 14-37 in their last 51 games as a road underdog and 14-39 in their last 53 road games. The Canadiens are 8-1 in their last 9 Saturday games, 9-2 in their last 11 games as a home favorite and 20-8 in their last 28 home games. The under is 4-1 in Devils last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Canadiens last 5 overall. The Devils are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 21-7-5 in the last 33 meetings in Montreal.
The New Jersey Devils have won each of the last five meetings against the Montreal Canadiens, but it's Montreal that's playing far better and more consistent hockey. You also have to favor the Montreal Canadiens given that they're at home with both teams on the end of a back to back. The New Jersey Devils also have their fair share of struggles on the road. I'll take the Montreal Canadiens on their home ice.