Devils vs. Canadiens Prediction
The Montreal Canadiens will look to snap a five-game losing streak tonight as they host the New Jersey Devils. Can Montreal take care of business as the favorites?
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Bell Centre at 7:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Canadiens are a -160 favorite to win on the moneyline. The total sits at 6 goals. As of Thursday morning, 72 percent of public bets are being placed on host Montreal. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Devils edged by Wild
New Jersey lost 3-2 at home Tuesday night against Minnesota to drop to 8-11-4 on the season. Jesper Boqvist tied it up at 1-1 for the Devils with 7-16 remaining in the first period with assists going to Wayne Simmonds and Jack Hughes. After the Wild took the lead back midway through the second period, New Jersey evened the score again a few minutes later on a Kyle Palmieri power play goal assisted by Taylor Hall and Nico Hirschler. The Devils gave up the go-ahead goal three minutes into the third period. Louis Domingue surrendered three goals on 29 shots in the defeat.
Canadiens throttled by Bruins
Montreal was blown out at home Tuesday night by a count of 8-1 against Boston to fall to 11-8-5 on the season. Shea Weber tied the score at 1-1 with 7:19 to play in the first period with assists courtesy of Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar. The Canadiens proceeded to allow seven unanswered goals the rest of the way. Carey Price surrendered five goals on 11 shots in the losing effort. Keith Kinkaid allowed an additional three goals on 13 shots.
NHL Betting Trends
The Devils are 20-44 in their last 64 games as an underdog. New Jersey is 8-18 in its last 26 games against the Eastern Conference.
The Canadiens are 7-2 in their last nine games played on one day of rest. Montreal is 2-6 in its last eight Thursday games.
This contest seems like a good formula for Montreal to get back on track. Price does not have many awful nights like he did two days ago and I expect he will bounce back strong here. The Devils are not exactly as proficient up front as Boston is. The Devils have been vulnerable in the back end and often struggle to produce a lot of offense. I don't see them putting it all together tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: MONTREAL CANADIENS -160