Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings - 11/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (8-6-1) at Montreal Canadiens (12-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens / Detroit Red Wings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday night in a NHL matchup at the Bell Centre.
The Detroit Red Wings look for another victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with five goals, Thomas Vanek has four assists and Darren Helm has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 27 goals on 280 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has allowed eight goals on 203 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have scored three or more goals in seven of their last 11 games.
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The Montreal Canadiens look to keep the puck rolling after winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Canadiens are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Galchenyuk leads Montreal with six goals, Shea Weber has six assists and Torrey Mitchell has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 14 goals on 298 shots faced and Al Montoya has allowed 16 goals on 173 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have won 11 of their 12 games this season when scoring at least three goals.
The Red Wings are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win. The Canadiens are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic. The Red Wings are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Montreal and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Montreal Canadiens are the best team in hockey right now with only two losses in their first 14 games and 25 points produced. Betting against Montreal in this current form, especially at home, doesn't seem like a wise investment. The Red Wings also continue to struggle on the road. I say keep backing the Canadiens until this team cools off. Right now, there's little to no signs of that taking place.