Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 3/27/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+123) Devils (-148)
Prudential Center is the site where the New Jersey Devils (23-36-5) will attempt to beat the Montreal Canadiens (17-37-10) on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Canadiens at +123 while the Devils are coming in at -148. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-3 defeat to the Panthers their last time on the ice. The Canadiens played like an average offensive team in this defeat. For the game, they scored on 3 of the 31 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. Montreal amassed 10 minutes in the box for this game.
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Pertaining to scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have accounted for 161 goals (32nd in pro hockey) on the year and have given up 241. For the year, the have a total of 44 points and their points % is .344. Montreal comes into tonight with 202 power play chances and they have tallied 28 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 13.86%. When at even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 186 goals while scoring 133 themselves. Montreal has tried 1,906 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.5%. The Canadiens have had 2,175 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .889. Montreal Canadiens opponents have amassed 218 power play opportunities (3rd in professional hockey) and have a total of 55 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Jake Allen. Over the course of his pro career, Allen has accumulated 173 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .531. He has a save percentage of .911 in his 19,383 minutes on the ice. Allen has seen 9,358 shots against him and has recorded 8,528 saves. Opponents have tallied 830 goals against Allen in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.57. He has amassed a mark of 165-123-35 and he was named the starter in 326 games. Allen has taken the ice for 346 games during his hockey career.
When they took the ice last, New Jersey squared up with the Maple Leafs in a game where the Devils ended up taking the loss by a tally of 3-2. The Devils tallied 2 goals of the 22 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 chances on the power play in this outing and recorded 1 goal out of those attempts.
Over the course of the season, the New Jersey Devils are sitting with 195 goals, 51 points, in addition to a points percentage of .398. They have permitted 229 goals to be scored by of a combination of 198 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Devils have accumulated 162 goals at even strength and 33 goals (25th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 182 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.13%. New Jersey has attempted 2,044 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.54%, while allowing the other team 1,997 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.98% on their opponents 163 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 88.5%.
Across the rink you are going to see Nico Daws in goal. Daws has compiled a lifetime mark of 7-7-0 and has been in net for 16 games. Daws' quality start rate comes out to 33.3% and he has accumulated 5 quality starts in his professional career. He has racked up 373 saves out of the 414 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .901. His opposition is averaging 3.07 goals/game and he has surrendered 41 goals in total. He has been a starter 15 games and his ice time sits at 801 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (-148)
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