Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction NHL Picks 4/2/24

Montreal Canadiens (28-33-12) vs Florida Panthers (47-23-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens +180 / Florida Panthers -233 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Florida Panthers and the Montreal Canadiens meet Tuesday in NHL action from the Bell Centre. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens prediction.

Florida Panthers Team Preview

The Florida Panthers come into this one looking to bounce back from a 6-4 loss to Toronto last time out. Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 87 points including a team-high 52 goals and 35 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 72 points with 21 goals and 51 assists. Carter Verhaeghe has 71 points with 33 goals and 38 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 80 points with 57 assists of his own this season. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 33-17-3 mark with a 2.46 GAA and .912 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 14-6-2 with a 1.99 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season. The Panthers will face the Senators and Bruins after this game.

Florida Panthers Team Facts

  • The Panthers have won each of their last seven games against the Canadiens.
  • The Panthers have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last six night games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Panthers' last 10 games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The favorites have won the second period in seven of the Panthers' last eight games at Bell Centre.

Montreal Canadiens Team Preview

The Montreal Canadiens will look to rebound from a 3-0 loss at the hands of Carolina in their last game. Nick Suzuki has a team-high 69 points with 30 goals and 39 assists while Cole Caufield has 55 points with 20 goals and 35 assists. Mike Matheson has 51 points with a team-high 41 assists of his own. Sam Montembault is 14-14-7 with a 3.04 GAA and a .905 save percentage in goal for Montreal this season. Cayden Primeau is also 8-7-2 with a 2.75 GAA and a .913 save percentage this season for the Habs.

Montreal Canadiens Team Facts

  • The Canadiens have lost each of their last 11 games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Canadiens have covered the puck line in each of their last 13 night games at Bell Centre following a home loss.
  • The favorites have won the second period in seven of the last eight games between the Panthers and Canadiens at Bell Centre.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in four of the Canadiens' last five games.

Panthers vs. Canadiens Prediction

I’m on the Canadiens +1.5 here. I get why the Panthers are heavy favorites, but this is a tricky spot for the Panthers after falling short against Toronto in the comeback effort on Monday, but also using both goaltenders in that game as well which is tough enough on some nights but especially on a back-to-back. Montreal’s been feisty in the underdog role and have done a decent job of keeping games close, and I think they do it again here. Give me Montreal +1.5 here.

Chris’s Pick Montreal +1.5

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