Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks - 11/16/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (7-6-5) at Montreal Canadiens (13-3-2)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -164 / Vancouver Canucks +148 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, RDS
The Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens meet Monday night at the Bell Centre.
The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with five goals, Henrik Sedin has eight assists and Jannik Hansen gas 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 40 goals on 452 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up three goals on 45 shots. Miller has given up 11 goals in his last three games. Brandon Sutter, Alexandre Burrows and Luca Sbisa are questionable.
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The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 25.4 percent of their power plays. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with eight goals, Tomas Plekanec has 10 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 88.3 percent of their power play chances. Carey Price has allowed 18 goals on 283 shots faced and Mike Condon has given up 18 goals on 229 shots. Price has given up 12 goals in his last three games. Alexei Emelin is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 Monday games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Canadiens are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 13-5 in their last 18 overall. The Canucks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Montreal.
The Canadiens are still extremely tough to beat home, and the Canucks know this all too well. Add in the fact the Canucks are having a hard time getting in the win column, the home team has to be the pick here.