NHL Picks Canadiens vs. Penguins: Bet Under Behind Top Goalies

SBR Staff

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:07 PM GMT

The Canadiens continue to lead the NHL in points after taking out Boston 4-2 on Saturday while the Penguins are back home after a lengthy road trip. The road team has won the last 5 in this series.

Montreal Canadiens (13-2-1 SU, 13-3 PL, 8-6-2 OU) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (9-5-0 SU, 5-9 PL, 2-9-3 OU)
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Where: Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA
NHL SU Odds: Pittsburg -145
NHL Total Odds: 5

 

Big Third Period Lifts Canadiens Over Bruins
The Montreal Canadiens took on the Boston Bruins on Saturday night and they trailed heading into the third period, but three goals later they walked out with the 4-2 win. Lars Eller got the scoring started in that period, and then it was David Desharnais that gave them the goal ahead goal, before Max Pacioretty ended the scoring with an empty netter late in the game. The win now has them at 27 points on the year and it was also their 6th win in a row vs Boston.

Mike Condon continues to get playing time due to the injury to Carey Price and he continues to be very strong in goal. After grabbing the win vs Boston he is now 6-1 on the year with a 1.57 GAA and remember boys and girls, he is just a rookie. The Canadiens check in as the top scoring team in the league (3.6 gpg) and they are 3rd on the power play (27.3%), while on defense they are 2nd in goals allowed (1.8 gpg) and 2nd on the penalty kill (88.9%).

 

Pittsburgh Ends Road Trip With Loss At Calgary
The Pittsburgh Penguins went on a four game road road trip and won the first three of that trip, but then they landed in Calgary and walked out with a loss. Not only was it a loss to end their trip, but the loss also ended their six game overall winning streak. After starting the year with two straight losses on the road, Pittsburgh has now gone 5-1 in all games away from home.

Taking the loss in the game vs Calgary was Marc-Andre Fleury who allowed four goals in the game, after allowing a total of four goals in his previous four games. Fleury is still having a very good year as he is 7-5 with a 1.93 GAA on the year, while vs Montreal he is 18-14 with a 3.01 GAA in his career. Pittsburgh checks in at 26th in the league in scoring (2.2 gpg) and 20th in power play conversions (15.9%). On defense they are 3rd in goals allowed (2.0 gpg) and 3rd in penalty kill (88.6%)

 

Montreal is: The Under is 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on three days or more rest The Under is 28-13-12 in their last 53 vs the Metropolitan

Pittsburgh is: The Under is 9-1-3 in their last 13 home games The Under is 12-3-3 in their last 18 when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous game.

 

NHL Wagering Analysis
This game features two of the better goalies in the NHL right now and one team that can’t score in Pittsburgh. That should translate into a nice low scoring game. Fleury comes in with a slim 1.93 GAA on the year, while Condon has a 1.57 GAA. The Penguins have had trouble scoring all year and while they are facing the top goal scoring team in the league, it will be hard for the Canadiens to get much off of Fleury in this one, who is looking to bounce back from a bad showing in Calgary. This one has 2-1 written all over it and begs an NHL Pick under the total.

NHL Pick: Under 5 (-115) at BetOnline

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