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Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals prediction 10-21-23 NHL Picks

Montreal Canadiens (1-1-1) vs Washington Capitals (1-2)
2023-10-21 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens -102 / Washington Capitals -120 --- Over/Under: 6.5
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The Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bell Centre. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Washington Capitals Betting Preview

The Washington Capitals look for their first road win to rebound from a 1-2 start. The Washington Capitals have lost their last 7 road games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 1 goal per game and are scoring on 0 percent of their power play opportunities. Matthew Phillips leads Washington with 1 goal, Sonny Milano has 1 assist and T.J. Oshie has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 4 goals per game and are killing 69.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 8 goals on 69 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 4 goals on 35 shots.

Washington Capitals Team Facts

  • The Capitals have lost 10 of their last 11 night games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Capitals have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last 13 night games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Capitals have lost the third period in seven of their last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Capitals’ last nine games as favorites against the Canadiens.

Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview

The Montreal Canadiens look for their second home win to build on a positive 1-1-1 start. The Montreal Canadiens have lost 5 of their last 7 home games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.33 goals per game and are scoring on 9.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Newhook leads Montreal with 3 goals, Kirby Dach has 2 assists and Cole Caufield has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 4 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 5 goals on 42 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 7 goals on 65 shots.

Montreal Canadiens Team Facts

  • The Canadiens have lost eight of their last nine games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Canadiens have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last six Saturday games as underdogs.
  • The Canadiens have lost the first period in seven of their last eight games as underdogs.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Canadiens’ last 19 games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Montreal Canadiens ranks T25th in the league for goals against per game this season (4.00).
  • The Montreal Canadiens ranks T25th in the league in power play percentage this season (9.09%).
  • The Washington Capitals ranks 32nd in the league for goals per game this season (1.00).
  • The Washington Capitals ranks T30th in the league in power play percentage this season (0.00%).

Randy’s Pick

The Washington Capitals are probably the better team on paper, and they should snap out of this funk eventually, but their offense has shown zero signs of life through 3 games. It’s the sort of struggles that usually don’t fix itself on the road. The Montreal Canadiens have gotten points in two of their three games, and they should be a rather confident club given the results. Cheap price. I’ll take a shot with the Habs to keep the positivity going.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Montreal Canadiens -102

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Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals prediction 10-21-23 NHL Picks

Montreal Canadiens (1-1-1) vs Washington Capitals (1-2)
2023-10-21 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens -102 / Washington Capitals -120 --- Over/Under: 6.5
(Get latest betting odds)

The Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bell Centre. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Washington Capitals Betting Preview

The Washington Capitals look for their first road win to rebound from a 1-2 start. The Washington Capitals have lost their last 7 road games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 1 goal per game and are scoring on 0 percent of their power play opportunities. Matthew Phillips leads Washington with 1 goal, Sonny Milano has 1 assist and T.J. Oshie has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 4 goals per game and are killing 69.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 8 goals on 69 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 4 goals on 35 shots.

Washington Capitals Team Facts

  • The Capitals have lost 10 of their last 11 night games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Capitals have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last 13 night games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Capitals have lost the third period in seven of their last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Capitals’ last nine games as favorites against the Canadiens.

Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview

The Montreal Canadiens look for their second home win to build on a positive 1-1-1 start. The Montreal Canadiens have lost 5 of their last 7 home games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.33 goals per game and are scoring on 9.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Newhook leads Montreal with 3 goals, Kirby Dach has 2 assists and Cole Caufield has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 4 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 5 goals on 42 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 7 goals on 65 shots.

Montreal Canadiens Team Facts

  • The Canadiens have lost eight of their last nine games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Canadiens have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last six Saturday games as underdogs.
  • The Canadiens have lost the first period in seven of their last eight games as underdogs.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Canadiens’ last 19 games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Montreal Canadiens ranks T25th in the league for goals against per game this season (4.00).
  • The Montreal Canadiens ranks T25th in the league in power play percentage this season (9.09%).
  • The Washington Capitals ranks 32nd in the league for goals per game this season (1.00).
  • The Washington Capitals ranks T30th in the league in power play percentage this season (0.00%).

Randy’s Pick

The Washington Capitals are probably the better team on paper, and they should snap out of this funk eventually, but their offense has shown zero signs of life through 3 games. It’s the sort of struggles that usually don’t fix itself on the road. The Montreal Canadiens have gotten points in two of their three games, and they should be a rather confident club given the results. Cheap price. I’ll take a shot with the Habs to keep the positivity going.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Montreal Canadiens -102

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Liam Elyes

Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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