Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks - 1/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks - 1/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (1-3) vs Montreal Canadiens (2-0-1)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -106 / Montreal Canadiens -116 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.

The Montreal Canadiens look for another win to build on their 2-0-1 record. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 4.5 goals per game and are scoring on 60 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Tater leads Montreal with three goals, Jonathan Drouin has three assists and Josh Anderson has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing three goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up six goals on 69 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up one goal on 26 shots.

The Vancouver Canucks need a win here to end a three-game losing streak. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with two goals, Quinn Hughes has three assists and Bo Horvat has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 64.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up six goals on 66 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up nine goals on 77 shots.

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The Canadiens are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Canucks are 10-4 in their last 14 Wednesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Canadiens last 10 overall. The over is 5-0 in Canucks last 5 Wednesday games. The Canadiens are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Vancouver and 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Montreal Canadiens are off to a strong start, mainly on the offensive end, and they should like this hot start to continue given their one-sided success against the Canucks over the years. Speaking of the Vancouver Canucks, they can't get out of their own way right now and both of their goalies are on the struggle bus. The Montreal Canadiens and the cheap price right here is one of the better bets on Wednesday's NHL card.

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Randy’s Pick Montreal Canadiens -116

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