Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings - 10/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Red Wings (2-1) at Montreal Canadiens (1-0-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -173 / Detroit Red Wings +145 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens meet Thursday in NHL action at the Centre Bell.
The Detroit Red Wings look for another road win to build on their 2-1-0 start to the season. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 8.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with five goals, Dylan Larkin has four assists and Filip Hronek has eight shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up six goals on 71 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed three goals on 22 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
The Montreal Canadiens need a bounce back performance to rebound from a 1-0-2 start to the season. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Armia leads Montreal with two goals, Artturi Lehkonen has three assists and Jeff Petry has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing four goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up eight goals on 80 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed five goals on 39 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed four or more goals in each of their last four games.
The Red Wings are 20-6 in their last 26 games as an underdog, 17-38 in their last 55 road games and 20-8 in their last 28 overall. The Canadiens are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a home favorite, 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 23-9 in their last 32 games as a favorite. The over is 6-2 in Red Wings last 8 overall. The over is 5-2 in Canadiens last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings in Montreal.
The Montreal Canadiens have been awful out of the gate defensively and playing on the end of a back to back probably doesn't help much. However, the Canadiens have won each of the last nine meetings against the Detroit Red Wings, not losing to them since March of 2017. The Detroit Red Wings are probably playing better hockey through the first week of the season and they've killed it as an underdog dating back to last season. However, it's tough to ignore the one-sided history between these two teams. i have to back the Montreal Canadiens on their home ice.