NHL Picks: Devils vs. Canadiens

Ross Benjamin

Monday, December 2, 2013 12:37 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 12:37 PM UTC

The Canadiens host the Devils at the Belle Centre in Montreal. Find out where we believe the best value lies for your NHL pick.

According to NHL betting odds the Canadiens are a -165 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. The Devils have won 8 of their last 9-games played in Montreal. These two clubs have seen just 6 of their last 27 meetings in Montreal go over the total.

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Go Habs Go!

The Canadiens enter tonight’s game winners in 5 of their last 6 contests. Montreal has allowed 2-goals or less during regulation time in each of their last 10-games. They’ve seen just 7 of their first 27-games go over the total. In their last outing they were 4-2 home winners over its arch rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Canadiens jumped out to a 4-0 lead, and then held off a mild Toronto rally. Carey Price was once again outstanding in goal stopping 34 of 36 Toronto shots on goal. Price improved his save percentage to an excellent .937 on the season.

Jersey Boys

After getting off to a horrible 1-9 start to the season, the Devils have steadied the ship. New Jersey enters tonight winners of their last 2 and 10 of their last 17-games. In their most recent game on Saturday they were a 1-0 overtime home winner over the Buffalo Sabres. Steve Bernier scored the game winner with just 0:41 seconds left in the overtime period. Cory Schneider earned his 2nd shutout of the season by stopping all 15 of Buffalo’s shots on goal. Schneider has been excellent in 12 starts this season posting a brilliant 1.72 GAA and .927 save percentage. This will be the Devils 3rd game in the last 4-days. New Jersey has gone over the total in just 2 of their 11 home games this season.

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NHL Totals Super System

Any team coming off a home shutout win, and they’ve played 8 or more games in the last 14-days, has seen 70 of those 107-games (65.4%) go under the total since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season. Take the under for your NHL picks.

NHL Pick: Devils/Canadiens to go under the total of 5.0

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