Canadiens vs. Predators - 1/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (30-10-4) at Montreal Canadiens (28-13-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens / Nashville Predators --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSM, RDS
The Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens play Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
The Nashville Predators have won five of their last six games and end a short two-game road trip. The Predators are averaging three goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have scored four power play goals in their last three games and have won five straight games when scoring at least three goals. Filip Forsberg and James Neal have combined for 30 goals, Mike Ribeiro has 29 assists and Craig Smith has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last nine games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 73 goals on 1,053 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 20 goals on 186 shots.
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The Montreal Canadiens hope to get back on track after losing three of their last five games. The Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have scored five power play goals in their last three games and have won 10 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 21 goals, P.K. Subban has 19 assists and Tomas Plekanec has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Carey Price has allowed 76 goals on 1,041 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 24 goals on 289 shots.
The Predators are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 13-5 in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference. The Canadiens are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 15-7 in their last 22 home games. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
I like the Montreal Canadiens at home considering they're hungrier for the win and are usually one of the tougher teams to beat on their home ice. Montreal has been solid with multiple days off and I think that continues here.