Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens - 11/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (15-4-2) at Detroit Red Wings (9-10-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +118 / Montreal Canadiens -130 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings square off Saturday night in NHL action at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Montreal Canadiens look for a bounce back victory after splitting their last eight games. The Canadiens are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Galchenyuk leads Montreal with eight goals, Shea Weber has nine assists and Paul Byron has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 24 goals on 434 shots faced and Al Montoya has allowed 22 goals on 226 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have lost four straight games when allowing more than two goals.
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The Detroit Red Wings also look for a nice victory after splitting their last eight games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with five goals, Gustav Nyquist has nine assists and Thomas Vanek has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 18 goals on 315 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed 31 goals on 314 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 12 games.
The Canadiens are 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 10-26 in their last 36 road games. The Red Wings are 2-11 in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Canadiens are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings and the home team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
Remember when the Montreal Canadiens couldn't lose a game? We do, as we cashed tickets left and right. Well, now the Canadiens have cooled off and continue their struggles on the road. Yes, Detroit hasn't handled back-to-backs very well and has had their fare share of struggles overall. But Detroit is showing signs of turning things around with back to back wins and is at home. I'll take my chances with the Red Wings.