Canadiens at Coyotes - 3/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (41-18-6) at Arizona Coyotes (21-37-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +175 / Montreal Canadiens -195 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Montreal Canadiens and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday at the Gila River Arena.
The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have one power play goal in their last five games and have won six of their last eight when scoring at least three goals. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 31 goals, Tomas Plekanec has 25 assists and Alex Galchenyuk has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Carey Price has allowed 100 goals on 1,542 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 37 goals on 426 shots.
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The Arizona Coyotes look to win back-to-back games for the first time in a month. The Coyotes are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have two power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with 17 goals, Sam Gagner has 20 assists and Shane Doan has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Mike Smith has allowed 151 goals on 1,443 shots faced and Louis Domingue has given up four goals on 45 shots.
The Canadiens are 11-5 in their last 16 road games and 21-7 in their last 28 Saturday games. The Coyotes are 7-19 in their last 26 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win. The Canadiens are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona and 13-3-3 in the last 19 meetings overall.
The Canadiens have crushed the Coyotes over the years and Arizona isn't used to winning back-to-back games. Take the spread to give your wager more value.