Montreal vs Colorado Free NHL Pick

Posted by Eric Williams on February 16, 2016 in

The Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche will both look to find the consistency they’ve been lacking when they square off on Wednesday night. To keep up with the latest odds of this and other hockey games make sure to check out our NHL online betting page.

How To Bet The Montreal Canadiens vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Odds & TV Info

When: 8:00 PM  ET, Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Radio: TheTeam1340
Stream Option: SNLive
NHL Odds: Colorado -126
Over/Under: 5.5

The Avalanche are -126 home favorites to bring home the bacon while the game’s Over/Under total sits at 5.5.Happy Hunting

Why Bet The Montreal Canadiens Odds

Because they’ve taken three of the last four meetings against the Avalanche and are statistically, the better team.
The Canadiens (27-26-3-1) have lost two straight games while allowing six goals in each defeat, including their humbling 6-2 loss against Arizona on Monday as a -113 road favorite. Montreal has gone 12-15-1-1 on the road this season but they’ve also lost their last for away from home while giving up at least four goals in every loss.

The Canadiens rank 12th in scoring (2.7 gpg) but a dismal 21st in goals allowed (2.8 gpg).

Why Bet The Colorado Avalanche Odds

Because they’re desperate for a home win! The Avalanche (29-26-4) are coming off a humbling 4-1 loss against Buffalo on Sunday that came on the heels of their modest two-game winning streak – which followed a four-game losing streak. Colorado ranks 14th in scoring (2.6 gpg) while also ranking an uninspiring 22nd in goals allowed (2.8 gpg). The bad news is that the Avalanche have lost four straight home games while getting held to two goals or less in three of those contests. The Avalanche are just 12-13-4 at home this season.


Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The betting public is split at 50-50 for this match up, but I’m going with Colorado to get their first win at home in a while after watching Montreal give up six goals in each of their last two games. The Canadiens are just 8-20 in their last 28 games against their Western Conference counterparts, a pitiful 3-14 in their last 17 road games and a win less 0-7 in their last seven games against teams from the Central division.

The Avalanche may have their share of problems right now, but they’re also 11-3 in their last 14 games after scoring two goals or less in their previous game and 12-4 in their last 16 games following a loss of three goals or more.
With the Canadiens going 2-6 in the last eight road dates against the Avalanche, I say keep it simple and back the desperate Avs.

With the Under going 3-1-1 in the last five meetings between these teams in Colorado and 6-2 in the Avalanche’s last eight home games, I also like the Under to play out.

My final score prediction: Colorado 3 Montreal 2