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Penguins vs Canadiens Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/14/23

Montreal Canadiens (26-35-6) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (34-22-10)
March 14, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -350 / Montreal Canadiens +275; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL action from the PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Pittsburgh is listed as a -350 home favorite while the Canadiens are +275 road underdogs. The total for this game is set at 6.5 goals.


For Montreal, Christian Dvorak and Jordan Harris are both questionable for this game while Pittsburgh has Dmitry Kulikov listed as questionable for this game with a lower body injury.

Matchup History

Montreal’s 5-4 OT win over Pittsburgh on November 12th, 2022, made it back-to-back wins over the Penguins in this head-to-head matchup.


Montreal is 23-54 in their last 77 road games and 49-105 in their last 154 games overall while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games against the Metropolitan division. Pittsburgh is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 home games while the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 home games.


I’m backing the over here. The goaltending on both sides has been shaky at best to put it nicely and I just see no value in backing either side here if I’m being 100% honest. I don’t trust Montreal to keep this one close and I don’t trust Pittsburgh to be able to pull away. I do think we’re marked for goals here though, so give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 6.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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