Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 4/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+125) Devils (-150)
The Montreal Canadiens (19-40-11) are hitting the road to Prudential Center on Thursday where they will compete against the New Jersey Devils (24-40-6). The moneyline on this game has the Canadiens at +125 and the Devils are at -150. The total has been set at 7.
The Montreal Canadiens will look to clean up some issues after taking a 6-3 defeat to the Senators in their last game. Montreal accrued 16 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Canadiens had a middle of the road offensive outing in the loss. In addition, they had 3 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal. In the game, they scored on 3 of the 30 shots they looked to score on.
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When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 178 goals (31st in hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 266. For the season, they have earned 49 points and their points percentage comes in at .350. Montreal has compiled 219 power play chances and they have scored 30 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 13.70%. At even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 204 goals while scoring 148 as an offensive unit. Montreal has taken 2,074 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.6%. The Canadiens have had 2,421 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .890. Montreal Canadiens opponents have totaled 238 power play opportunities (3rd in the NHL) and have earned 62 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jake Allen. Opponents have been able to score 850 goals against Allen in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.59. Allen has participated in 351 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .911 during his 19,683 minutes in the crease. He has compiled an overall mark of 167-126-35 and he started in 331 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Allen has accounted for 177 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .535. Allen has seen 9,569 shots taken against him and has amassed 8,719 saves.
In their last game, New Jersey opposed the Rangers in a game where the Devils ended up taking the loss by a final score of 3-1. The Devils netted 1 goal of the 21 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but were not able to net one.
On the campaign, the New Jersey Devils have accumulated 211 goals, 54 points, as well as a points percentage of .386. They have permitted 257 goals to be scored by way of 221 goals at even strength and 36 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Devils have earned 177 goals at even strength and 34 goals (27th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 195 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.44%. New Jersey has taken 2,222 shots (14th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.50%, while allowing the other team 2,179 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.22% on their opponents 182 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 88.2%.
Across the ice you will find Nico Daws in the crease. Opponents are averaging 3.31 goals per game and he has relinquished 59 goals altogether. Daws' quality start percentage comes out to 30.0% and he has qualified for 6 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has made the start in 20 games and has played 1,068 minutes. Daws holds a career mark of 8-11-0 and has played in 21 games. He has accrued 476 stops out of 535 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .890.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (-150)
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