The Canadiens will host the Canucks for the second game of a back to back series tonight from the Bell Centre in Montreal. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 Eastern for this Northern Division match up.
These two teams just played each other last night, where the Canadiens were able to come out with a win 6-2. Jeff Petry was able to score two goals and assist on another.
The loss ended Vancouver’s four game winning streak. The Canadiens moved to 4-1 in their last five games.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview: Can this be just a small bump in the road.
The Canucks were playing great hockey coming into Monday night’s game before getting beat up pretty good with that 6-2 loss. The team will have to find a way to bounce back as they turn around and will have to go again tonight>
Offensively, the Canucks are averaging 3.5 goals per game this season. Brock Boeser has been one of the main contributors to trying to keep that number above three, as he has scored eight goals and assisted on three others.
There are three players for the Canucks tied with the most points of eleven. Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat, and Quinn Hughes. Horvat has been able to score five goals and assist on six others. Hughes has only a single goal but has ten assists.
The Canucks are trying to use the two goalie system, but looking at the statistics would make you think both goalies are the same guy. Braden Holtby and Thatcher Demko are both 3-3 this season and giving up over 3 goals a game.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview: Staying in the win column
The Canadiens have been throttling everyone they have been playing recently. In their last five, they are 4-1, and in those four wins they have won by at least two goals.
The Canadiens are led in points by defenseman Jeff Petry. Through nine games, Petry has four goals and seven assists.
The Canadiens are the best team in the NHL when it comes to goal scoring at 4.1 goals per game. Tyler Toffoli has been the main source of goals, scoring seven goals through nine games.
Montreal is also using the two goalie system with Carey Price and Jake Allen. Both goalies are veterans and have solid numbers to start the season. Price is 4-0-1 with 2.7 goals against and Allen is 2-1 with 1.6 goals against.
Canucks vs. Canadiens Betting Odds & Lines:
BetOnline has the Canadiens as 1.5 goal favorites and the over/under is set at 6 goals.
The Canucks are 6-6 against the spread this season and 8/2 over/under. They have had their struggles on the road this season with a road record of 2-4.
The Canadiens are 7-2 against the spread and 5/3 over/under. The Canadiens have been pretty good at home with a record of 2-1.
Playing back to back could bring a lot of factors to this one. The biggest being goaltenders. The Canadiens clearly have the better goaltenders, with Carey Price securing the victory last night, it is safe to assume Jake Allen will be in net tonight.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Montreal Canadiens -1.5 (+143)