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(1-5-0) Minnesota Wild vs. Montreal Canadiens (2-2-1)
Date: Thursday, October 17th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Bell Center, Montreal, CA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canadiens -152 Wild +125
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Canadiens -1.5 Wild +1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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This matchup is between the Montreal Canadiens and the Minnesota Wild. Neither team has gotten off to a great start, but Minnesota only has 1 win so far this season.
The Montreal Canadiens have been about as average as you can be to start the season. Their goals for, goals against, and points are all mid-table.
Both teams will come into this one well-rested as neither of them will have played the night before. I actually see this as a potentially low scoring affair.
The Minnesota Wild are allowing the 3rd most goals against per game. That enough should make you feel extremely cautious about betting on them.
The former great wall of st. paul in Devan Dubnyk has struggled mightily this year. In every game he has started he has allowed more than 3 goals. With the offense they have, they aren’t going to give him the run support he needs to win games.
The Minnesota Wild are a healthy squad with the exception of their big offseason acquisition, Mats Zuccarello. They could really use his offense at the moment.
The Montreal Canadiens have started the season right where many predicted them to be, which is squarely in the middle of the standings.
The Montreal Canadiens offense so far has been a very pleasant surprise. Domi, Gallagher, Drouin, and Tatar are all doing what is expected of them. However, Joel Armia has really stepped up these last few games and become a valuable contributor.
Carey Price will more than likely be patrolling the blue paint in this one. Price has started the season 2-2-1 with below-average stats for his caliber. I don’t expect him to get a shutout here, but this looks like it could be a nice stat-padding game for the Canadian.
There are no injuries of note on the Canadiens side.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Canadiens are 5-0 in their last 5 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Canadiens are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
- Under is 4-0 in Wild last 4 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Wild are 1-6 in their last 7 road games.
- Wild are 0-6 in their last 6 games as an underdog of +110 to +150.
- Wild are 0-6 in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
Free Minnesota Wild vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL Prediction:
I think the over is a little appealing in this game as the Wild have not been able to keep the puck out of the net against any of the opponents they’ve played.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Montreal ML
That being said I’m going to go with a more safe pick.
NHL Free Prediction: Wild 1 – Canadiens 3
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