Anaheim Ducks vs. Montreal Canadiens - 11/29/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (16-4-2) at Anaheim Ducks (10-8-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -120 / Montreal Canadiens -102 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, FSWHD
The Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks square off Tuesday night in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Montreal Canadiens could use a nice bounce back victory after splitting their last eight games. The Canadiens are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Galchenyuk leads Montreal with nine goals, Shea Weber has 10 assists and Paul Byron has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 25 goals on 467 shots faced and Al Montoya has allowed 22 goals on 226 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have won all 15 games this season when allowing two or less goals.
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The Anaheim Ducks could also use a nice victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan Kesler leads Anaheim with eight goals, Rickard Rakell has four assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 39 goals on 415 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 14 goals on 208 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have won eight straight games when allowing two or less goals.
The Canadiens are 11-26 in their last 37 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Atlantic and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens continue to struggle on the road dating back to last season and it's where four of their six losses this season have taken place. The Anaheim Ducks have played their best hockey at home this season and the home team has controlled this series as of late with five wins in the last seven matchups. You have to like the Ducks at home between these clubs that have run hot and cold the last couple of weeks.