Red Wings vs Canadiens Prediction - NHL Picks 12/2/23

Montreal Canadiens (10-11-2) vs Detroit Red Wings (12-7-3)

Game Info: Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens +140 / Detroit Red Wings -175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at the Centre Bell. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Red Wings vs Canadiens prediction.

Red Wings Look to Build on Last Game

The Red Wings have had a solid season so far and they are coming off a big victory in the last game. The Red Wings offense put up five goals against the Chicago Blackhawks defense that has had issues, and that led to the four goal victory. The Red Wings are averaging 3.68 goals while their defense is giving up 2.91 goal per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league and they are going to need the offense to be good here. Alex DeBrincat has scored 12 goals and added nine assists per game. 

Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Facts

  • Robby Fabbri has scored at least one goal in four of the Red Wings' last five games.
  • Alex DeBrincat has recorded at least one point in 10 of his last 11 appearances with his team as a favorite against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Jeff Petry has recorded at least one assist in five of his last six appearances against Eastern Conference opponents at Bell Centre.
  • Jeff Petry has recorded three shots against the Canadiens this season - most against any opponent.

Canadiens Offense Has Been Inconsistent

The Canadiens have lost two of their last three games and in the two games they have lost they scored only one goal total. In the last game against the Florida Panthers, the defense also struggled giving up five goals. The Canadiens are averaging 2.69 goals wile their defense is giving up 3.49 goals per game. The offense is ranked 29th in the league and they are going to need the offense to be better here. Cole Caufiled has scored seven goals and added 12 assists so far this season. 

Montreal Canadiens Player Prop Facts

  • Cole Caufield has recorded at least one assist in each of the Canadiens' last six home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Kirby Dach has scored at least one goal in four of his last five appearances with the Canadiens as home underdogs against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Kirby Dach has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances with the Canadiens as home underdogs.
  • Sean Monahan has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Canadiens this season (2).

Red Wings vs Canadiens Prediction

The Canadiens offense has been inconsistent heading into this game and they are going to really struggle again in this game. The Canadiens are averaging 2.69 goals per game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. The Red Wings are averaging 3.68 goals per game and in the last game they scored five goals. The Red Wings are going to have no issue running up the score here and they are going to get the job done here. Back the Red Wings. 

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