Montreal Canadiens vs. New Jersey Devils Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Apr 07, 2022

The Montreal Canadiens will look to avoid being swept by the Devils in the season series when they head to New Jersey on Thursday night.

Montreal
22-49-9-2
AT
April 07, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Prudential Center
New Jersey
27-46-4-5
Puckline +1.5 -189
Moneyline +126
Over / Under o +6.5

67%

Betting Action

33%

Puckline -1.5 +157
Moneyline -151
Over / Under u +6.5

67%

Betting Action

33%

New Jersey is wrapping up their current 0-3 homestand and looking to avoid losing their fourth straight game. The Devils are 40-33-8 all-time when they host the Canadiens.

New Jersey is a -185 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.5.

Canadiens vs. Devils NHL Betting Odds

New Jersey is ahead 2-0 in the season series. In the most recent meeting on March 27, the Devils’ Jack Hughes potted the first two goals of the game, along with another in the shootout to help New Jersey to a 3-2 win. The Devils opened the season head-to-head pounding the Canadiens 7-1 on Feb. 8, powered by multi-point nights from seven players.

So far, 65 per cent of bettors are siding with the Canadiens to avoid the sweep, while 73 per cent expect the total to finish above 6.5.

Most of the Canadiens games this season have been high scoring, posting a 39-28 record on the Over/Under. Their failure to cover the spread Tuesday night brought them to 35-35 ATS on the year, but they did cover in seven of their past 10.

With Seven of their past 10 games playing the Over, the Devils are now 39-27 O/U on the season. They split their last 10 games against the spread and are still trying to even their 33-37 ATS on the year.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens gave up three goals in the third period in their 6-3 loss to the Senators Tuesday night. Brendan Gallagher opened the scoring, notching his sixth of the year in his first game back since March 17. Defenceman Justin Barron scored his first NHL goal and Cole Caufield scored his 16th of the season in the second period to tie things up heading into the third.

The list of injured players grows by the day for Montreal as Barron and Paul Byron left the game versus Ottawa and will not travel with the team. On a brighter note, superstar netminder Carey Price will travel with the team but will not dress on the two-game trip.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils lost their fourth game in a row Tuesday night at home versus their rival the New York Rangers. Yegor Sharangovich opened the scoring with his 20th of the season, but that is all the offence Jersey could muster as they fell 3-1.

Rookie netminder Nico Daws allowed three goals on 17 shots and took his third straight loss. In 15 games since the start of March, Daws is 5-10-0 with a 3.58 goals-against average and a .880 save percentage.

Sharangovich and fellow forward Jimmy Vesey left Tuesday’s game with injuries and did not return. They join Hughes and Nathan Bastian, who were knocked out of Sunday’s game and are all going to miss tonight’s contest.

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