New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-150) Canadiens (+125)
Bell Centre is the location where the Montreal Canadiens (8-6-1) will compete against the New Jersey Devils (12-3-0) on Tuesday. The line on this contest has New Jersey at -150 and Montreal is priced at +125. The total is 7.
The New Jersey Devils were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win against the Coyotes in their previous game. New Jersey compiled 12 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Devils had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. Additionally, they had 8 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 out of the 26 shots they put on net.
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While playing at even strength, the Devils have given up 28 goals while getting 45 of their own. New Jersey Devils opponents have earned 50 power play tries (22nd in the league) and have scored 10 goals in those attempts. Pertaining to their scoring, the New Jersey Devils have accounted for 55 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have conceded 38. New Jersey has taken 556 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.9%. For the year, they have accumulated 24 points and their points % is .800. The Devils thus far have had 366 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .896. New Jersey has accounted for 51 power play opportunities and they have notched 10 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 19.61%.
The player in the crease for this game is Vitek Vanecek. Opponents have tallied 216 goals versus Vanecek in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.65. Vanecek has been in net for 88 games during his NHL career. His save percentage is .908 for his 4,896 mins played. He has amassed a record of 47-23-10 and he has gotten the start in 82 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Vanecek has accumulated 40 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .488. Vanecek has seen 2,346 shots against him and he has 2,130 total saves.
Their last time out, Montreal faced off against the Penguins in an outing where the Canadiens took home the win by a score of 5-4. The Canadiens scored 5 goals of the 42 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 chances on the power play in this contest and earned 1 out of those opportunities.
Montreal has put up 455 shots (20th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.11%, while allowing the opposition 501 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.77% on their opponents 52 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 90.4%. They have earned 43 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 16.28%. The Canadiens have 39 goals at even strength and 7 goals (29th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 48 goals to be scored by way of 38 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Montreal Canadiens have accounted for 46 goals, 17 points, as well as a points percentage of .567.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jake Allen defending the goal. He has tallied 9,060 stops out of 9,947 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .911. Allen is the owner of a career record of 173-131-35 and has played in 363 games. He has been a starter 343 games and his ice time sits at 20,358 mins. Allen's quality start percentage comes out to 53.4% and he has made 183 quality starts in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.61 goals per game and he has surrendered 887 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (+125) and under 6.5 goals
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