Montreal Canadiens vs. New Jersey Devils Pick – NHL April 7, 2022

On Thursday night, the Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils are on the ice at the Prudential Center in Newark. Montreal is counting down the days for the offseason to begin.

They have their vacations booked, and players are ready to forget about this season. A year after an appearance in the Stanley Cup Final, the Canadiens are making early vacation plans.

In a season that immediately went into the sewer, the Canadiens end the season with a different GM and head coach than they went into this year with at the helm.

The Canadiens are going into tonight at 19-40-11 and 49 points. They’re tied with the Arizona Coyotes for the worst record in the NHL.

Going into tonight, the Canadiens have lost four of their last five attempts, with an unlikely win in a shootout over the Lightning at Tampa on April 2.

Montreal couldn’t use it as a springboard, though, as the Habs were dropped 6-3 to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. That’s what it’s usually like for a bad team following a big win.

The Devils are 24-40-6 and have been disappointing as well. They were a trendy pick going into this season, though that obviously didn’t go as planned.

On a four-game losing streak and losses in six of their last seven outings, the Devils are bleeding just as much as the Canadiens. In their most recent contest, they suffered a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Head below for our free Canadiens vs. Devils prediction on April 7, 2022.

Montreal Canadiens vs. New Jersey Devils Betting Odds and Team Statistics:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Montreal Canadiens +1.5 (-170) +135 Over 6.5 (-130)
New Jersey Devils -1.5 (+145) -160 Under 6.5 (+115)
Team Data Montreal Canadiens New Jersey Devils
Overall Record 19-40-11 24-40-6
Puckline Record 35-35 33-37
Away/Home Record 9-20-7 16-16-4
Puckline Away/Home 18-18 17-19
Goals Per Game 2.54 3.01
Goals Against Per Game 3.80 3.67
Shots Per Game 29.63 31.74
Shots Against Per Game 34.59 31.13

Canadiens vs. Devils Prediction:

The Canadiens have gotten encouraging news regarding Carey Price recently. He’s been on the ice during morning skates and is nearing a return.

However, there is no date set, and there are only 12 games left in the regular season. Price should get some playing time this season before it’s done.

It will be nice to see him back on the ice, but this season is long in the tubes for the Canadiens. They certainly need better goaltending and defense if something changes next year.

The Canadiens are 31st in the NHL with 3.67 goals allowed per game. They have conceded 34.6 shots per game for 30th in the league, so it isn’t just a goaltending issue.

Price back in the crease won’t change much for this season. The Canadiens have given up 3.7 goals per game in their last ten attempts. This is better than what the Devils have been doing, though.

Montreal Canadiens vs. New Jersey Devils Betting Trends:

  • 16-47 overall in their previous 63 games as an underdog
  • 5-17 overall in their previous 22 games versus the Metropolitan Division
  • OVER is 7-2 in their previous nine games on the road
  • OVER is 6-1-1 in their previous eight games versus a team with a losing record
  • OVER is 8-2 in their previous ten games after a loss by more than 3 goals
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games as a betting favorite
  • 17-41 overall in their previous 58 games
  • OVER is 8-3 in their previous 11 games
  • OVER is 9-4 in their previous 13 games versus the Atlantic Division
  • OVER is 4-1 in their previous five games versus the Canadiens

In their last ten outings, the Devils have gotten torched for 4.7 goals per game. They have been bad this season, though this has been even worse.

The Devils have conceded 3.67 goals per game for 29th in the league going into Thursday night. The offense has been fun to watch at times, so at least the Devils aren’t boring to watch play.

New Jersey has scored 3.01 goals per game, with 3.14 goals a game in Newark. It doesn’t help when the Devils allow 3.25 goals per game at the Prudential Center.

The OVER appears like the best place to look in Newark between the Canadiens and Devils tonight.


Canadiens vs. Devils Pick
OVER 6.5
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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