Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 1/15/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Chicago Blackhawks at Montreal Canadiens

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Bell Centre)

MON -165, O/U 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks head to Montreal, Quebec on Wednesday for a game against the Canadiens but first must play the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night..  In their last game, the Blackhawks defeated the Anaheim Ducks by the score of 4-2.  Chicago received goals from Jonathan Toews, Olli Maatta and 2 goals from Dominik Kubalik on their way to the win. Chicago goalie Robin Lehner was in net for the Blackhawks and recorded the win while making saves on 35 of 37 Ducks shots on the night. 

With the win against Anaheim, Chicago is now 20-20-6 on the season and is currently in 7th place in the Central Division. For Chicago's offensive totals on the season look no further than right winger Patrick Kane who continues to add to what has been a great career with the Blackhawks. Kane leads the team with 57 points, goals with 24 and assists with 33.  Goalie Corey Crawford is currently holding a record of 7-13-2 with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 3.09.  Meanwhile, Chicago’s other goalie Robin Lehner is 13-7-4 on the season with a goals against average of 2.88.  Chicago enters Wednesday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Brandon Saad is on injured reserve while Dylan Strome is listed as out.

The Montreal Canadiens welcome the Chicago Blackhawks to town on Wednesday after winning their last game against the Calgary Flames by the score of 2-0.  The Canadiens received goals from Jordan Weal and Ryan Poehling on their way to the win against the Flames.  Montreal goalie Carey Price recorded the win in net as he made saves on all 31 of the Flames shots in the game.  

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After the win against Calgary, Montreal is 20-20-7 which puts them in a 6th place in the Atlantic Division.  The Canadiens are led in points by Tomas Tatar as he has recorded 39 points on the season.  Tatar also leads Montreal in goals this season with 16.  Tatar is also the assists leader for the Canadiens as he has recorded 23 on the year.  Goalie Carey Price is currently 18-16-4, with 2 shutouts on the season and has a goals against average of 2.87.  The Canadiens other goalie is Charlie Lindgren who has a record of 0-2-0 with a goals against average of 3.09.  Montreal enters their game against Chicago with 2 players listed on their injury report as Brendan Gallagher is out while Ben Chiarot is listed as day to day.

The Chicago Blackhawks have scored an average of 2.87 goals per game on the year while allowing 3.17 goals per game.  The Montreal Canadiens have scored 3.04 goals per game this season while allowing 3.13 goals per game.  Both teams are 2-3 in their last 5 games, while the Canadiens have won 2 games in a row.  Montreal has won 2 of the last 3 meetings between these two teams by the average score of 1.67 to 1.33, so this should be a low scoring game.  I will be going with the Canadiens in this one as their offense has been slightly better than Chicago’s this season.  Canadiens win 2-1. 

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