Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canadiens vs. Blackhawks NHL Odds
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(7-23-4) Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks (13-18-5)
Date: Thursday January 13th
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: United Center, Chicago
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canadiens +160 Blackhawks -200 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Canadiens +1.0 -130 Blackhawks -1.0 +135
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Canadiens fly straight to Chicago from Boston after receiving a beatdown on Wednesday. While the home team is riding high and well rested after taking down Columbus on Tuesday.
Montreal continues their downward spiral this season, surprisingly following an amazing Stanley Cup runner-up year. That being said, the trends could lean in a potential upset in this matchup.
Offensively speaking, The Canadiens are only scoring 2.1 goals on 29.3 shots per night; which rank 32nd and 25th, dreadfully. Additionally, Montreal owns the last ranked powerplay of the league, as they’re only scoring 10.5% of the time.
Defensively, they’re ranked 29th for goals against and 30th for shots against. Unfortunately, Montreal’s allowing 3.7 goals on 34.3 shots per matchup, which made those horrible rankings come to light.
The Blackhawks rollercoaster of a season continues Thursday, once again they’re riding a short winning streak, can they make it a true run this time around?
Offensively, Chicago’s ranked just ahead Montreal at 29th for goals per match, and just behind them for shots against at 31st. Moreover, The Blackhawks powerplay efficacy is currently at 18.1%, which ranks 21st.
Defensively speaking, The Hawks are allowing 3.4 goals on 31.6 shots on average; claiming a 25th and 16th ranking, respectfully.
Furthermore, Chicago’s ranked 27th on their penalty killing stats, as they’re allowing opposing teams to score on a shocking 24.8% of their powerplays.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Montreal is 1-11 in their last 12 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in Montreal’s last 4 Thursday games.
- Chicago is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in Chicago’s last 6 games against Montreal.
- The road team is 7-0 SU in the last 7 meetings with these squads.
Free Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Prediction
In a tale between two faltering units, one must prevail, and in these situations its best to lean on the home team. Although, shockingly the underdog is 6-1 SU in the last 7 games between these teams.
That being said, Montreal has to many issues to back them currently, and for that reason we’re siding with Chicago.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER 5.5
Unfortunately, there’s a plethora of juice to be paid on this tilt, and for that we’re siding with the under. How come? per the trends, the last six times they’ve played, an under was produced.
To boot, Chicago’s Marc-Andre Fleury is playing well again and could post another shut out against Montreal.
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