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NHL Hockey Handicapping – Canadiens vs. Anaheim
(26-30-4) Montreal Canadiens vs. Anaheim Ducks (20-34-8)
Date: Friday March 3rd – Canadiens vs. Anaheim
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim
Hockey NHL Moneyline Odds: Canadiens +110 Ducks -138 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Canadiens +1.5 -225 Ducks -1.5 +160
Today’s NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.0
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In a rematch from December, The Canadiens are looking to flip the script on Anaheim, as they lost 5-2 in their home arena. Now they fly to California to attempt to rewrite history, and snap their current six game skid in Honda Center.
After going 3-0 in their last 3 road games, Montreal’s hoping to keep the momentum going, and keep their playoff hope’s alive in the process. Additionally, they’ve won 6 out of their last 7 games and beat multiple playoff teams in their wake.
So far, Montreal’s shooting average is unmotivating at 30th, and they’re unsurprisingly ranked 27th on goals per matchup. They’ve brought these sad rankings to reality by only scoring 2.7 goals, on 28.0 shots on average.
To add to this, The Canadiens are ranked 30th on the powerplay, as they’re scoring just 16.4% of the time.
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Lamentably, Montreal’s permitting 3.6 goals, on a worrisome 33.8 shots per tilt. Unfortunately, ranking 26th for the former, and 27th for the latter.
Alas, they’re allowing opposing teams to score on 26.0% of their powerplays, which ranks 27th in the NHL.
Finishing off for Montreal, starter Jake Allen(14-18-2) is slated in for Montreal in this matchup. Stats wise, Allen’s currently posting a 3.35 GAA, backed by a 0.897 SV%.
- Sean Monahan – IR – Lower Body
- Brenden Gallagher – IR – Lower Body
- Joel Armia – IR – Upper Body
- Jake Evans – IR – Lower Body
- Paul Byron – IR – Lower Body
While they know they’re out of the playoffs already, they also are aware they can play spoiler position against teams down the stretch. Ironically, Anaheim’s arguably played their best hockey of the year in their last 4 games, going 3-1, with the sole loss in overtime to The Washington Capitals.
Sadly, The Ducks are scoring just 2.7 goals, on 29.1 shots per game. Therefore, they’re ranked 27th for shots, and second to last for goals.(31st)
Moreover, Anaheim’s ranked last on the powerplay, as they’re capitalizing on just 15.6% of their opportunities.
Unfortunately they’re ranking last in both goals and shots, as this team is allowing a dumbfounding 4.1 goals, on 39.6 shots per game.
Also, The Ducks are dragging a horrific 73.3 PK%, in return ranking 30th.
Long time goaltender, John Gibson(12-23-7) is expected to defend the home net for Anaheim on Friday. Over the course of the season, he’s tallied a 3.94 GAA, combined with a 0.902 SV%.
- Dmitry Kulikov – Coach’s decision – Questionable
- John Klingberg – Coach’s decision – Questionable
- Adam Henrique – Lower Body – IR
- Jamie Drysdale – Upper Body – IR
- John Moore – Undisclosed – IR
Montreal Canadiens vs. Anaheim Ducks NHL Betting Trends:
- At this point, Montreal is 3-1 SU in their last 4 games.
- So far, the total has gone OVER in 7 out of Montreal’s last 10 games.
- Also, Anaheim is 3-1 SU in their last 4 games.
- Additionally, the total has gone OVER in Anaheim’s last 5 Friday games.
- Lastly, Montreal is 0-6 SU in their last 6 trips to Honda Center.
Free Montreal Canadiens vs. Anaheim Ducks NHL Prediction
In conclusion, we’ve decided to side with the road dog to snap their long losing streak in this building. Reason being, they need to win majority of the games down the stretch to make the playoffs, and these are the game’s they know they can’t lose.
Moreover, multiple of Anaheim’s key players are sitting on the injury report, and while Montreal is dealing with a ton of injuries too, they’ve dealt with them all year long, and still manage to string wins together.
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