Montreal Canadiens vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 11/27/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (15-7-1) at Montreal Canadiens (9-12-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens / Columbus Blue Jackets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, RDS
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens meet Monday in NHL action at the Bell Centre.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look to keep the puck rolling while building on their six-game winning streak. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 9.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Josh Anderson leads Columbus with eight goals, Artemi Panarin has 10 assists and Zach Werenski has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 37 goals on 574 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 13 goals on 125 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed two or less goals in six straight games.
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The Montreal Canadiens could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with nine goals, Jonathan Drouin has 12 assists and Shea Weber has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 39 goals on 353 shots faced and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 19 goals on 250 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Blue Jackets are 7-3 in their last 10 road games, 20-6 in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Canadiens are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Blue Jackets are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings, the home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 15-7-2 in the last 24 meetings.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have been lights out on the defensive end and have been piling up the victories as of late. That hasn't changed when playing Montreal, winning five of the last six against the Canadiens. Montreal also hasn't won back-to-back games much this season. I have to side with the better and hotter team, even if it's on the road. The Blue Jackets have been possibly the most consistent team in hockey so far this year.