Canadiens vs Avalanche NHL Lines & Betting Pick

Canadiens vs Avalanche NHL Lines & Betting Pick

Written by on December 19, 2018

Montreal battles Colorado in what should be a top matchup. The Avalanche have fallen on hard times while the beaten down Canadiens have risen to the task in recent games. Check out analysis and odds along with a free pick in a sneaky good battle.

Canadiens vs Avalanche NHL Lines & Betting Pick

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 8:30 pm ET
  • Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • TV: Altitude TV
  • Radio: Montreal / Colorado
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Colorado -150
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 6
  • Puck Line Odds: Colorado -1 ½ +170

Why Montreal Canadiens are a good bet +136?

Montreal’s suddenly at 17-12-5 after having a tough time earlier in the season. The Canadiens are winning games both at home and on the road. They’re 7-5-3 overall in away games.

They’ve gone 6-4 in their last 10. 2 of the 6 wins were on the road versus Ottawa and Chicago. Both those teams are comparable to Colorado, meaning the Canadiens have a big shot of pulling off the road victory on Dec. 19.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.1
  • Shots For: 34.2
  • Power Plays: 12%
  • Face-Offs: 47.2%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.3
  • Shots Against: 30.8
  • Penalty Kills: 76.4%
  • Shutouts: 1

Why Colorado Avalanche are a good bet -150?

Is Colorado a safe NHL pick for Wednesday vs Montreal?

The Avalanche haven’t performed well lately, but they could start a winning streak against the Canadiens on Wednesday. Although Colorado beat the Stars 6-4 on Dec. 15, they failed in their very next match, a 1-4 loss to the New York Islanders on Dec. 17.

The Avalanche beat Montreal 2-0 last February. Although that was a long time ago, if anything, Colorado’s a much better hockey team right now then they were then. They’ll step it up against the Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.6
  • Shots For: 31.9
  • Power Plays: 29.4%
  • Face-Offs: 47.6%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.1
  • Shots Against: 32
  • Penalty Kills: 77.2%
  • Shutouts: 1

NHL Betting Trends for Canadiens vs Avalanche

  • Montreal is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 games
  • Montreal is 5-2 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Montreal’s last 7 games
  • Colorado is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Colorado is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Colorado’s last 7 games

Canadiens vs Avalanche Final NHL Betting Analysis

The Avalanche should be favored, but they haven’t played all that well. Colorado is 1-4 in their last 5. Some of the losses were downright disturbing, 3-6 at Pittsburgh, 1-7 at Tampa Bay, 4-6 against Edmonton, and the 1-4 loss to the Islanders.

Montreal’s played much better in their last 10. The Canadiens offer decent odds to upset Colorado here. Not only that, but they always bounce back after losing by 3 goals or more in their previous game. Montreal takes it.

NHL Betting Pick: Montreal Canadiens +136
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