Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens - 12/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Montreal Canadiens (13-11-6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (17-9-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -170 / Montreal Canadiens +153 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with 13 goals, Tomas Tatar has 16 assists and Shea Weber has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 71 goals on 721 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 24 goals on 192 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or less goals in four straight games.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 16 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 18 assists and Kris Letang has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 58 goals on 562 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed 18 goals on 315 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or less goals in five of their last eight games.
The Canadiens are 21-46 in their last 67 games as a road underdog, 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 2-9 in their last 11 overall. The Penguins are 6-1 in their last 7 games as a favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win and 133-61 in their last 194 home games. The over is 8-3 in Canadiens last 11 vs. Eastern Conference. The under is 21-8-1 in Penguins last 30 home games. The Canadiens are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 8-1-3 in the last 12 meetings in Pittsburgh and 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens are a complete mess right now, and they're now going up against a team that does nothing but win at home. Yes, the Canadiens have won two of the last three meetings against the Penguins, but that's about the only thing you can hold onto heading into this matchup. These two teams are heading in completely opposite directions and the PPG Paints Arena isn't where struggling teams turn things around. This price is more than reasonable for the Penguins on their home ice.