Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The New Jersey Devils head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Devils at +113 and the Canadiens at -125. The over/under is 5.5.
New Jersey comes into this game having played 25 contests. They have an overall record of 11-7-6 and away from home they have a record of 4-7-4. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 66 goals and surrendered 68 goals for a point differential of -2. The Devils have an overall record of 3-4-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-13 and an over/under record of 9-8-8. Montreal comes into this game with a record of 17-6-2 including 12-1-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 76 goals and surrendered 59 for a goal differential of +17. The Canadiens have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 16-9 while their over/under record sits at 8-11-7.
Travis Zajac has accumulated 20 total points this season for the Devils. He has 8 goals this season with 56 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Damon Severson has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 3 goals on 40 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 14 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 8 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 543 shots against him and has given up 48 goals. He has made 495 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Max Pacioretty has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 7 goals this season with 69 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Brendan Gallagher has averaged 15 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 5 goals on 68 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 14 points on the season. Carey Price has 14 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 566 shots against him and has given up 33 goals. He has made 533 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Devils have 28 total points this season. They have scored 63 goals while giving up 66 goals. They have had 78 power play opportunities and have scored 12 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. The Devils have allowed 76 power play opportunities and given up 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.86% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have a total of 36 points on the season. They have 18 power play goals on 80 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 94 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 74 goals scored while they've given up 56 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.12%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 47.8% as they've attempted 1,243 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,357 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.8% as they have 957 attempts while they've given up 1,047 shots on the defensive end. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the season. They have 745 face off wins compared to 740 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.2%. On defense New Jersey has 486 hits and they've blocked 310 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 1,413 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,480 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.7% as they have 1,018 shots while they've given up 1,072 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 47.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.3% as they've compiled 754 face off wins this season and they have suffered 808 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 408 shot attempts and they have 593 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 10-13 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 9-8-8 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 16-9 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 8-11-7 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/06/16 C Pavel Zacha Facial "?" Thursday vs Montreal
12/06/16 C Travis Zajac Nose injured last game, probable Thursday vs Montreal
10/10/16 D Luke Gazdic Foot out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/05/16 C Alex Galchenyuk Leg out indefinitely
11/26/16 LW Charles Hudon Sternum out indefinitely
11/23/16 D Nathan Beaulieu Throat out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Zach Redmond Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey +113
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