December 29, 2015 at 11:07 AM #65875
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Weekly NHL betting sees the Montreal Canadiens taking on the Florida Panthers Tuesday, December 29th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Date: Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: BB&T Center
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Florida Panthers -150, Montreal Canadiens +130
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Florida Panthers – 1 1/2 (+190), Montreal Canadiens +1 1/2 (-230)
NHL Betting Total: 5
The Montreal Canadiens snapped their 6 game losing streak last night versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, while the Florida Panthers are riding a 6 game winning streak.
Even with Montreal playing well below their standards and Florida playing over their heads, Montreal still holds a one point edge of the Panthers in the Atlantic Division.
There is a reason why Carey Price was the MVP last year in the NHL. Price has been out for a good portion of the year now and the Canadiens have been in a major tail spin.
The Canadiens finally got off the mat last night with their shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning snapping a 6 game losing streak.
Mike Condon stepped up and played a solid game stopping 36 of 39 shots versus the Lightning and he got a little help from his sputtering offense which finally scored more than one goal for the first time in almost two weeks.
The Canadiens will look to carry that momentum into Tuesday as they travel up the road to face the Florida Panthers.
The Florida Panthers have build up a solid core of young, talented prospects over the years and it looks like it’s all coming together.
The Panthers are right in the thick of the playoff hunt and have a chance to overtake the Canadiens for the lead in the Atlantic Division.
My hat goes off to the Florida Panthers for becoming a competitive team this year and for winning their last 6 games in a row, however, they are bound to come crashing down.
I look at their last three games where they beat the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets in a 3-2 game followed by wins via shootout versus the Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks. Not exactly the toughest of opponents, there is a little bit of fool’s gold here.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Montreal is 6-1 over Florida in their last 7 head-to-head meetings
- Montreal under 8-2-4 in the last 14 games
- Florida is 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games
- Florida under is 3-1 in their last 4 games
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Canadiens are a major value pick at +130. The Florida Panthers aren’t that much better than the Canadiens and this is a spot where you can get a lot of value on a team that is way better than this. I like the value in this one and believe this should be closer to a 50/50 split.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Montreal Canadiens +130
The Panthers six game losing streak will come to an end and believe it will come at the hands of the Canadiens. This is a much better opponent than what the Panthers have been facing for the last couple of weeks now.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Montreal Canadiens 3 – Florida Panthers 2
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