The Canadiens were last in action on home-ice against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday evening, where they were comprehensively beaten 8-1 which extended their losing streak to five games.
In Montreal’s previous game they lost 6-5 on home-ice to the New York Rangers on Saturday night, although they had led 4-0 early in the second period and 5-3 in the third. Max Domi and Artturi Lehkonen both scored twice for the Canadiens, with captain Shea Weber scoring the other goal. Carey Price stopped 28 shots.
The Devils were also in action on the Tuesday evening prior to this game when they went down 2-3 to the Minnesota Wild.
Their last game before that saw them rout the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on home-ice on Saturday night, with goals from Kyle Palmieri, Will Butcher, two from Blake Coleman and Taylor Hall. Louis Domingue made 19 saves in his first start for New Jersey.
Montreal Canadiens vs New Jersey Devils Betting Lines & Tips
With both teams last in action on Tuesday the latest NHL betting odds have only just been released by most online bookmakers with the best odds for a Montreal Canadiens victory being -153.85 (1.65) over at Sports Interaction.
If you prefer to bet on the New Jersey Devils you should head over to 888sport where you can get best Moneyline odds of +165 (2.65).
Despite their recent run of poor results, the Canadiens have to be the tips to win this one given the home-ice advantage and their better record over the season to date.