New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 2/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+112) Canadiens (-134)
Bell Centre is the location where the Montreal Canadiens (8-29-7) will try to defeat the New Jersey Devils (15-25-5) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has New Jersey at +112 while Montreal is at -134. The over/under is 6.
The New Jersey Devils had a rough game after their 7-1 loss against the Maple Leafs in their last game. New Jersey compiled 6 penalty minutes in this contest. Additionally, they had 3 chances on the power play but didn't net one. The Devils didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 of the 32 shots they looked to score on.
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New Jersey Devils opponents have totaled 122 power play opportunities (26th in hockey) and have come away with 22 goals in those attempts. The Devils have had 1,380 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .885. New Jersey has taken 1,423 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.8%. While at even strength, the Devils have allowed 137 goals while getting 105 themselves. New Jersey has compiled 123 power play opportunities and they have scored 20 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 16.26%. For the season, they sit with 35 points and their points % is .389. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the New Jersey Devils have accumulated 125 goals (22nd in hockey) this year and have given up 159.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Mackenzie Blackwood. Blackwood has participated in 128 matchups over the course of his hockey career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 55-50-15 and he started in 121 games. The opposition has scored 355 goals against Blackwood in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.91. Blackwood has seen 3,865 shot attempts against him and has recorded 3,510 saves. His save percentage is at .908 during his 7,317 mins in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Blackwood has accrued 62 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .512.
When they took the ice last, Montreal went up against the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Canadiens took the loss by a score of 6-3. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Canadiens tallied 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they attempted.
The Canadiens are sitting with 80 goals at even strength and 18 goals (30th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Montreal has taken 1,278 shots (28th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 7.67%, while allowing their opponents 1,526 shots. So far this season, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 98 goals, 23 points, and a points percentage of .261. They have a total of 129 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 13.95%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 73.33% on their oppositions 150 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 88.7%. They have permitted 172 goals to be scored by of a combination of 132 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Sam Montembeault defending the net. He has accounted for 1,067 stops out of 1,197 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .891. Montembeault holds a career mark of 11-16-7 and has participated in 44 games. He was named a starter in 32 games and has been on the ice for 2,184 minutes. Montembeault's rate of quality starts sits at 34.4% and he has accumulated 11 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 3.57 goals/game and he has relinquished 130 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (+112)
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