Devils vs Canadiens Prediction - NHL Picks 3/11/23
Montreal Canadiens (26-33-6) vs New Jersey Devils (42-16-6)
Game Info: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens +250 / New Jersey Devils -333 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday in the NHL action at the Bell Centre. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 36 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 43 assists and Nico Hischier has 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 97 goals on 1,041 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 46 goals on 461 shots.
The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Cole Caufield leads Montreal with 26 goals, Nick Suzuki has 28 assists and Josh Anderson has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 124 goals on 1,212 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 91 goals on 957 shots.
The Devils are 24-7 in their last 31 road games and 42-20 in their last 62 overall. The Canadiens are 3-8 in their last 11 Saturday games and 49-103 in their last 152 overall. The over is 7-1 in Devils last 8 overall. The over is 7-1-1 in Canadiens last 9 home games. The Devils are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in Montreal and 10-3 in the last 13 meetings. The road team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens continue to struggle on the defensive side, and it makes them hard to trust against respectable teams. The New Jersey Devils have been road warriors all season long, and I don't see a reason to step in front of them in these spots, especially when they've had a great deal of success playing in Montreal over the years. Give me the Devils and the PL for max betting value.
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Randy’s Pick New Jersey Devils -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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