Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks - 3/10/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vancouver Canucks (12-15-2) vs Montreal Canadiens (11-6-7)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +125 / Montreal Canadiens -138 --- Over/Under: 6 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 need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 15 goals, Jeff Petry has 14 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 41 goals on 423 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 21 goals on 267 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 13 goals, Quinn Hughes has 21 assists and Elias Pettersson has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 39 goals on 366 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 49 goals on 583 shots.
The Canadiens are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Canadiens last 7 road games. The under is 4-0 in Canucks last 4 home games. The Canadiens are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Vancouver and 20-7 in the last 27 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens continue to pile up the losses and it's hard to make a strong case for them in the favorite role. The Vancouver Canucks are simply playing the better hockey at the moment, and they just beat the Habs on Monday in a shootout, which should provide an extra boost of confidence. I'm simply not touching the Canadiens when they're juiced. I'll gladly take the Canucks at home with the plus money.