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Anaheim Ducks vs. Montreal Canadiens - 3/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Montreal Canadiens at Anaheim Ducks
Date & Time Friday March 8, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Honda Center
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -110 / Anaheim Ducks -110 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSW, TSN2
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NHL | Montreal Canadiens at Anaheim Ducks
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The Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Montreal Canadiens look for  victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 12.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with 30 goals, Max Domi has 37 assists and Jonathan Drouin has 168 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 130 goals on 1,570 shots faced and Antti Niemi has allowed 57 goals on 515 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.

The Anaheim Ducks could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 18 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 28 assists and Adam Henrique has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 131 goals on 1,526 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 32 goals on 436 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 12 games.

The Canadiens are 7-1 in their last 8 Friday games, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Ducks are 6-15 in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-19 in their last 26 vs. a team with a winning record and 3-11 in their last 14 home games. The Canadiens are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Anaheim and the home team is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 19-7-2 in Canadiens last 28 overall. The under is 7-2 in Ducks last 9 overall.

The Montreal Canadiens need wins to keep other teams off their back for the last playoff spot, and they're running into an Anaheim Ducks squad that's not very good to say the least. The Ducks have lost six of their last eight overall and 11 of their last 14 games at home. While the home team has dominated this series lately, we're getting the team in better form that has something to play for at a pick em price. I have to give the edge to Montreal on the road.

Pick:
Montreal Canadiens -110

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