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Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings - 12/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens
Date & Time Saturday December 14, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Bell Centre
Montreal, Quebec
The Line
MON -240 O/U: 6
TV Channel
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings go to Montreal to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at the Bell Centre. Detroit is having their worst run of form, as they are currently on a 12 game losing streak. The Red Wings have not won a game in over a month, last winning a game on November 12th against the Anaheim Ducks.

The Red Wings have been incredibly terrible, resulting in a 7-22-3 record, the worst record of any team in the NHL. The Red Wings have the lowest goals per game average, averaging a low 2.09 goals per game and allowing a league-high 4 goals per game. Nothing is going right for the Red Wings, but Anthony Mantha is back on the roster, but it will likely not do much in terms of wins.

The Montreal Canadiens are on a three-game winning streak, last defeating the Ottawa Senators in overtime. The Canadiens have outscored their opponents 9-4 in their winning streak and have also won four of their previous five games.

The Canadiens are 15-11-6 on the season, and third in the Atlantic Division. Montreal is 8-7-3 and have an excellent opportunity to improve their home record and have their fans leave happy. Montreal can score well but need to tighten up their defense as they allow the fifth most goals per game.

Detroit is 12-20 ATS this season
Over is 3-1-1 in Red Wings last five games playing on one day's rest.
Montreal is 15-17 ATS this season
Over is 16-14-2 this season in Montreal

The only thing going for Detroit is that they have Mantha back, and they did actually win the only game so far in the season series against Montreal. However, that isn’t to say that Detroit is likely to win or even keep it close. Montreal is a decent team, running into Detroit at the worst time for the Red Wings, and the Canadiens will capitalize. Final Score Prediction, Montreal Canadiens win 4-1.

Montreal Canadiens -240
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