NHL Picks Jets vs. Canadiens to go Under

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, February 2, 2014 1:47 PM GMT

The Canadians host the Jets on Sunday at the Belle Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with the opening faceoff slated for 1:05 PM ET. Let's check out the NHL odds and see if we can find some value picks here.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadians

According to NHL betting odds Montreal is a -150 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.5. Montreal has won the last 6-games between these teams.

Jets Continue to Soar

The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a 4-3 home win over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. The win was their 7th over the last 9-games. Winnipeg has now scored 3-goals or more in 9 of their last 10-games. They’ve gone over the total in the last 3, and 6 of their last 7 home games. As a matter of fact the Jets have stayed under the total in just 7 of their last 24-games overall. However the Jets have gone over the total in just 7 of their last 26 road games. Entering the weekend, the Jets find themselves tied for 11th overall in the Western Conference, and just 6-point behind the Vancouver Canucks who are clinging to the final playoff position in the Western Conference. This will be just the 2nd game in the last 5-days for the Jets.

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Tough Loss for the Habs

Montreal comes off a tough 2-1 home overtime loss on Saturday afternoon versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. Montreal is now just 2-5 in the last 7, and 6-10 in their last 16-games. They’ve scored 1-goal or less in 4 of their last 6-games, and have failed to go over the total in their last 5.  Today will be the Canadians 3rd game in the last 4-days, and their 4th in the last 6. They’ve been very good in their recent history when playing with no or very little rest. Montreal is 12-5 in the last 17 with no rest, 12-5 in the last 17 when playing their 3rd game in 4-days, and 6-2 in the last 8 when playing their 4th game in 6-days. Montreal was tied for 3rd in the Atlantic Division, and 4th overall in the Eastern Conference following their overtime loss yesterday afternoon.

NHL Betting System

Before we make our NHL picks, lets take a look at some precentages. Any team playing with same season revenge from a loss as a home favorite, and they have money line winning percentage of between .400 to .490, versus an opponent with a winning record, has seen 93 of those 146-games (63.7%) go under the total since the beginning of the 1996-1997 year.

Free Pick: Winnipeg/Montreal to go under the total of 5.5

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