New Jersey Devils at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Parlay 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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The New Jersey Devils head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at -110 and the Canadiens at +100.
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New Jersey has a record of 17-9-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-4-2. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 94 goals and surrendered 92 goals for a point differential of +2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 17-13-0 and an over/under record of 16-13-0. Montreal has a record of 13-14-4, including 8-7-3 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 85 goals and have given up 99 for a goal differential of -14. Their record against the spread is 13-18-0 while their over/under mark is 15-14-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 17-13-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 16-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 13-18-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 15-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/12/17 LW Marcus Johansson Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Montreal
12/12/17 LW Taylor Hall Knee left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Montreal
11/22/17 RW Kyle Palmieri Foot IR (11/20)
11/15/17 D Mirco Mueller Collarbone IR (11/12)
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/15/17 LW Artturi Lehkonen Lower Body IR (11/13)
11/12/17 GO Al Montoya Concussion IR (11/09)
10/30/17 LW Nikita Scherbak Knee IR (10/26)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Upper Body IR (10/20)
Cory Schneider has 12 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Devils. He has 709 shots against him and he's surrendered 57 goals. He's made 652 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Jesper Bratt has scored 20 total points this year for the Devils. He has 9 goals this season with 49 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 16 minutes played per contest. Nico Hischier averages 16.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by tallying 5 goals on 64 attempts. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the year.
Brendan Gallagher has 19 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 13 goals this year with 98 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 6 assists on the year and averages 15.5 minutes played per contest. Carey Price has 8 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 554 shots against him and he's given up 56 goals. He's made 498 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Max Pacioretty averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 8 goals on 124 attempts. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 18 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have given up 110 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this season. That is 9th in the league. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.49% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 13th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Devils are 10th overall with 38 total points this year. They are 12th in the league with 94 goals and 15th in goals allowed with 92. They've had 93 power play chances and scored 19 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 9th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canadiens are 22nd with a total of 85 goals scored while they are 10th with 99 goals surrendered this season. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.03%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 22nd in the league. The Canadiens have a total of 30 points this season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have had 18 power play goals on 100 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 20th overall. They've given up 103 power play opportunities and surrendered 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 25th when short-handed.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 46.8% as they've tried 1,601 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,817 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 29th in Corsi percentage. They are 27th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.3% as they have 1,232 shots while they've given up 1,373 attempts on defense. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 46.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.8% for the year. That puts them 29th and 3rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 900 face-off wins as opposed to 1,003 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 28th overall in the NHL. On defense New Jersey has 669 hits and they've blocked 444 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 21st in the league.
The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the year. That ranks them 9th and 23rd respectively in the NHL. They have 962 face-off wins as opposed to 997 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense Montreal has 782 hits and they've blocked 496 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 1st in blocked shots. Montreal is ranked 9th in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've tried 1,947 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,830 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 51.8%, as they have 1,431 shots while they've given up 1,334 attempts on defense.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Jersey -110 and over 5.5 total goals
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