Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens - 2/18/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Montreal Canadiens (27-26-8) at Detroit Red Wings (14-43-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings / Montreal Canadiens --- Over/Under:
The Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Montreal Canadiens look for a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Tatar leads Montreal with 21 goals, Max Domi has 24 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 199 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 135 goals on 1,519 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 24 goals on 192 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
The Detroit Red Wings look for a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 18 goals, Dylan Larkin has 25 assists and Anthony Mantha has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 91 goals on 800 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 96 goals on 1,050 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Canadiens are 16-5 in their last 21 Tuesday games, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 12-5 in their last 17 games playing on 2 days rest. The Red Wings are 20-41 in their last 61 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-20 in their last 28 home games and 11-46 in their last 57 overall. The under is 16-5-1 in Canadiens last 22 overall. The under is 5-0 in Red Wings last 5 home games. The Canadiens are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
Two teams that can't get out of their own way and are riding four-game losing streaks, I'll give the edge to the home team. The Detroit Red Wings have also won each of the last three meetings against the Montreal Canadiens, which includes a 4-3 home victory about a month ago. The Detroit Red Wings are the worst team in the league to back this season, but the Habs haven't played much better over the last week to trust them on the road. I'll take a shot in the dark with the Red Wings.