Chicago Blackhawks vs. Montreal Canadiens - 11/13/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (13-1-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (10-3-2)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -119 / Montreal Canadiens -104 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, WGN, TSN
The Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks clash Sunday night in NHL action at the United Center.
The Montreal Canadiens look to keep the puck rolling after winning 12 of their last 13 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 scored 17 goals during their current four-game winning streak.
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The Chicago Blackhawks also look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Blackhawks are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Artem Anisimov leads Chicago with eight goals, Artemi Panarin has 10 assists and Marian Hossa has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 67.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 24 goals on 369 shots faced and Scott Darling has allowed 10 goals on 106 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have scored at least two goals in all 15 games this season.
The Canadiens are 7-19 in their last 26 vs. Western Conference and 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games. The Blackhawks are 129-62 in their last 191 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canadiens are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings overall.
We have two of the hotter teams in hockey, so you could make a strong case for either side. However, the Canadiens did play yesterday and the home team has won 12 of the last 14 games between the Canadiens and Blackhawks. Betting against Montreal seems foolish right now, but the Blackhawks at home with the low price seems like the play here.