Montreal Canadiens vs. Colorado Avalanche - 11/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (6-9-1) at Montreal Canadiens (13-2-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -200 / Colorado Avalanche +170 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Avalanche and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a big road win after splitting their last eight games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power plays. Jarome Iginla leads Colorado with seven goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 10 assists and Matt Duchene has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Reto Berra has allowed 10 goals on 193 shots faced and Semyon Varlamov has given up 31 goals on 281 shots. Varlamov has allowed three goals in each of his last four games. Gabriel Landeskog and Semyon Varlamov are questionable.
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The Montreal Canadiens look to keep rolling after winning six of their last 10 games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 27.1 percent of their power plays. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with eight goals, Tomas Plekanec has nine assists and Dale Weise has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 1.9 goals per game and are killing 89.7 percent of their power play chances. Mike Condon has allowed 14 goals on 218 shots faced and Carey Price has given up 18 goals on 283 shots. Price has given up 12 goals in his last three games. Alexei Emelin is questionable.
The Avalanche are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Canadiens are 8-1 in their last 9 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Central.
The Montreal Canadiens remain one of the hotter teams in the country and have been even hotter on their home ice. Hard to bet against the Canadiens against a team that struggles to string together back-to-back wins.