The Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Prudential Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Devils listed as 128-moneyline favorites versus the Canadiens, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.
Maxim Lapierre had the shootout winner on Tuesday night as the Canadiens picked up a 2-1 win over the Lightning.
The Canadiens pulled out the victory as -125 road favorites in that contest, while the combined score fell well UNDER the night’s posted total (5.5).
Mike Mottau and David Clarkson potted goals in New Jersey’s 4-2 loss to Dallas on Wednesday night.
The Stars got the victory as -120 home favorites in that contest, while the combined score went OVER the night’s posted total (5.5).
Montreal has won 3 straight games.
New Jersey: 21-12-3
Montreal most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
New Jersey most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 8-2
After playing Dallas are 5-5-2
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal’s last 9 games on the road
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal’s last 11 games
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 5 games when playing Montreal
New Jersey is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Montreal
New Jersey is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Montreal home to Florida, Sunday, January 4
New Jersey home to Ottawa, Sunday, January 4