Montreal Canadians vs. Detroit Red Wings
According to NHL betting odds Montreal is a -120 money line road favorite and the posted total is 5.0. These teams have seen just 2 of their last 9 meetings go over the total. Detroit has gone 11-5 in their last 16-games versus Montreal.
Huge Momentum Win for the Wings
Detroit comes off a huge 5-4 overtime shootout win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. It was just the 8th time in their first 26 home games that Detroit was a winner on the money line. However, the Red Wings have gone 30-12 at home over the last 3 seasons following a home win, including 5-2 this season. This will be the 4th of a 5-game in 9-day home stand for Detroit, which will conclude on Sunday versus the Florida Panthers. The Red Wings are currently tied with Columbus for the 8th and final playoff position in the Eastern Conference.
Canadiens in a Mini-Funk
Montreal enters tonight having lost their last 2, and 7 of their last 11-games. What’s been recently alarming for the Canadians is the fact they’ve allowed 4-goals or more in each of their last 4-games. They’ve also allowed 4 or more goals in 7 of their last 8 road games. This will be the final of a 4-game in 9-day road swing that’s seen them go 1-2 thus far. The Canadians are come off a 5-1 thrashing at Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Montreal is 11-25 the last 3 seasons following a loss by 3-goals or more. They enter tonight tied for 3rd in the Atlantic Division, and tied for 4th overall in the Eastern Conference.
NHL Betting System
Let's take a look at some past trends before we make our NHL picks. Any home team playing in the 2nd half of the season, versus an opponent that’s allowing 2.55 goals or less per game, and that opponent has allowed 3 or more goals in each of their last 3-games, has gone 20-5 (80%) over the last 5 seasons.
Free Pick: Detroit +100 over Montreal
Any road team with a total of 5.0 or less that scored 1-goal or less in their previous game, versus an opponent that scored 5-goals or more in their previous game, has seen 26 of those 35-games (74.3%) go under the total in the last 5 seasons.
Free Pick: Montreal/Detroit to go under the total of 5.0[gameodds]7/253520/?r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]