Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks - 1/23/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks - 1/23/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (2-4) vs Montreal Canadiens (3-0-2)

Game Info: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +126 / Montreal Canadiens -140 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Montreal Canadiens look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 4.3 goals per game and are scoring on 45.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with five goals, Jeff Petry has five assists and Brendan Gallagher has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 11 goals on 97 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up four goals on 43 shots.

The Vancouver Canucks need a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with five goals, Quinn Hughes has six assists and Brock Boeser has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 63.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 11 goals on 102 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 16 goals on 119 shots.

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The Canadiens are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Canadiens last 10 overall. The over is 5-1 in Canucks last 6 overall. The Canadiens are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Vancouver and 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The favorite is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Montreal Canadiens have dominated the Canucks over the years and that continued on Thursday when they won 7-3. The Vancouver Canucks are also off to a downright brutal start, losing four of their last five games and not being able to keep the puck out of the net. The Canadiens and the other cheap price has to be the play in this Saturday contest. 

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Randy’s Pick Montreal Canadiens -140

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