Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/2/21

Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/2/21 Photo by Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (6-6) at Montreal Canadiens (6-1-2)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

The Line: Montreal Canadiens -161 / Vancouver Canucks +140 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks and the Montreal Canadiens meet in NHL action from Bell Centre on Tuesday night.

The Vancouver Canucks will look to bounce back from a 6-2 loss to Montreal last time out. Bo Horvat, Brock Boeser and Quinn Hughes each have a team-high 11 points with Horvat logging 5 goals and 6 assists and Boeser putting up a team-high 8 goals while Hughes has a team-high 10 assists. J.T. Miller is right behind with 10 points with 8 assists and Elias Pettersson has 7 points with 3 goals and 4 assists. Tyler Motte, Tyler Myers, Tanner Pearson and Nils Hoglander each have 6 points with Motte logging 5 goals while Myers has 5 assists, Pearson has 4 assists and Hoglander has 3 goals and 3 assists. Braden Holtby and Thatcher Demko each have 6 starts this season with each going 3-3 on the year with Holtby logging a 3.63 GAA while Demko has a 3.21 GAA.

The Montreal Canadiens will try to keep their strong start going with their win over the Canucks last time out. Jeff Petry has a team-high 11 points with 4 goals and 7 assists while Tyler Toffoli has 10 points with a team-high 7 goals. Jonathan Drouin and Nick Suzuki each have 9 points with Drouin logging 8 assists while Suzuki has 3 goals and 6 assists. Brendan Gallagher, Tomas Tatar, Shea Weber, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Josh Anderson each logging 6 points with Gallagher and Anderson each posting 4 goals while Tatar has 3 goals and 3 assists. Weber has 2 goals with 4 assists and Kotkaniemi has 5 assists. Carey Price has a 4-1-1 record in goal with a 2.77 GAA while Jake Allen has a 2-1 record with 1.68 GAA this season.

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Vancouver is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog. Montreal is 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games as a favorite. Vancouver is 1-7 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams in Montreal.

I get why you could make a case for either side, but the Canucks as good as they’re going to be with their young core of Boeser, Pettersson and Horvat, are still inconsistent right now and are now up against arguably the deepest team in the NHL and the team playing the best hockey in the league right now in the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal’s been just rolling right now and I think they keep that roll going as we see a Habs win in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Montreal -161

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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