New Jersey Devils at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 4/1/2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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The New Jersey Devils travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Devils at -160 and the Canadiens at +144.
New Jersey has a record of 40-28-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 20-14-5-3. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 232 goals and given up 232 goals for a point differential of 0. For the season they have an ATS record of 40-37-0 and an over/under record of 39-36-0. Montreal has a record of 28-37-12 including 18-13-8-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 196 goals and surrendered 245 for a goal differential of -49. Their record against the spread is 28-49-0 while their over/under record is 34-41-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 40-37-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 39-36-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 28-49-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 34-41-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/18/17 D Shea Weber Foot IR (12/17)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Concussion IR (10/20)
03/27/18 D David Schlemko Upper Body is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Pittsburgh
03/26/18 RW Andrew Shaw Head is out indefinitely
03/23/18 LW Phillip Danault Neck is out indefinitely
03/23/18 D Rinat Valiev Lower Body is out indefinitely
03/05/18 LW Max Pacioretty Lower Body is out for season
03/05/18 D Victor Mete Finger is out for season
Keith Kinkaid has 22 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 1,102 shots against him and he's given up 99 goals. He's made 1,003 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Taylor Hall has accumulated 86 total points this season for the Devils. He has 34 goals this year with 261 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 52 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Nico Hischier averages 16.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 18 goals on 170 shots. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the season.
Brendan Gallagher has scored 49 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 30 goals this season with 261 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Carey Price has 16 wins and 24 losses this year in goal for the Canadiens. He has 1,393 shots against him and he's surrendered 137 goals. He's made 1,256 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Alex Galchenyuk averages 16.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 18 goals on 200 shots. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have allowed 246 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82% this year. That is 8th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.57% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 17th in the league. The Devils has 89 total points this season, ranking 17th in the NHL in offense. They are 14th in the league with 232 goals while they've given up 232 goals, which is 14th overall. They have had 238 power play opportunities and scored 50 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canadiens are 29th with 196 goals scored while they are 10th in the NHL with 245 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.73%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 21st place in the league. The Canadiens have a total of 68 points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 48 power play goals on 229 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 14th. They've allowed 243 power play opportunities and have given up 62 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, which is 30th overall.
New Jersey is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.3%, as they've attempted 4,280 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,581 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49% as they have 3,331 attempts while they have given up 3,466 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 20th in the league. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 48.3% of the time, which is 29th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.7% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 2,227 face-off wins compared to 2,513 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47%. That ranks them 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,735 hits and they have blocked 1,115 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the year. That ranks them 11th and 22nd respectively in the NHL. They have 2,262 face-off wins as opposed to 2,481 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.7%. That is 28th in the league. On defense Montreal has 2,026 hits and they've blocked 1,286 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 1st in blocked shots. Montreal is ranked 17th in Corsi percentage with 49.8% as they've tried 4,709 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,747 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 17th in the NHL at 49.8%, as they have 3,431 shots while they've given up 3,461 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Devils/Canadiens NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Montreal +144
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal +144
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