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Canadiens vs. Hurricanes - 12/16/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes (8-18-3) at Montreal Canadiens (19-10-2)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)

The Line: Montreal Canadiens -204 / Carolina Hurricanes +183 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSS, RDS

The Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens play Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.

The Carolina Hurricanes have lost five straight games and wrap up a three-game road trip. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last five games. The Carolina Hurricanes have one power play goal in their last six games and have won seven of their last nine games overall when scoring at least three goals. Jiri Tlusty leads Carolina with 10 goals, Justin Faulk has 12 assists and Jeff Skinner has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games. Cam Ward has allowed 49 goals on 540 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 28 goals on 260 shots.

Canadiens vs. Hurricanes - 12/16/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Montreal Canadiens have split their last six games and play their third home game of the month. The Canadiens are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have four power play goals in their last six games and are 14-2 this season when scoring at least three goals. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 13 goals, P.K. Subban has 14 assists and Tomas Plekanec has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are 7-7 on power play kills in their last two games. Carey Price has allowed 59 goals on 756 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 16 goals on 187 shots.

The Hurricanes are 3-13 in their last 16 road games and 18-37 in their last 55 overall. The Canadiens are 7-2 in their last 9 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Hurricanes are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Montreal and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.

Montreal has been nearly unbeatable at home and the Hurricanes are back in one of those slumps. Take the Canadiens but make sure it's the spread to give you more value for your money. 

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Montreal Canadiens -1.5

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