Nashville Predators at Montreal Canadiens - 1/12/23 NHL Picks and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens (16-22-3) vs Nashville Predators (19-14-6)

Game Info: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens +131 / Nashville Predators -161 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at the Centre Bell. When these two teams faced off on January 3rd it was Nashville that secured the 6-3 victory. 

Nashville comes into this game with a 19-14-6 record and they have gone 10-8-3 away from home. On Wednesday night the Predators faced off against the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Monday against the Ottawa Senators, the Predators were able to secure the 3-0 victory. Filip Forsberg has scored one goal and added one assists. Nashville is averaging 2.79 goals while their defense is giving up 2.92 goals per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league and they need the offense to be better here. Forsberg has scored 16 goals and added 20 assists so far this season. 

On the other side of this matchup is Montreal who sits with a 16-22-3 record overall and they have gone 8-11-0 at home. In the last game against the Seattle Kraken, Montreal failed to score any goals and that led to the 4-0 defeat. Two games ago against the St. Louis Blues they were able to secure the 5-4 victory. Montreal is averaging 2.56 goals while their defense is giving up 3.81 goals per game. Nick Suzuki has scored 15 goals and added 19 assists so far this season. In this game the defense is going to need to be good, or this is going to be a long game. 

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The Predators are 4-0 in their last four games. The Canadiens are 1-5 in their last six games on Thursday. The Predators are 4-0 in their last four games against the Eastern Conference. The over is 5-1 in the Predators last six games on Thursday. 

Even on the second night of a back to back, Nashville is going to have little issues here. Montreal is giving up 3.81 goals per game and they are going to really struggle to defend again here. Look for Nashville to score four or five goals and that will be enough to secure the victory. Back the Nashville on the money line. 

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