The Montreal Canadiens (11-9-5) play the San Jose Sharks (12-8-5) at the Bell Centre on Sunday evening.
The Habs have hit a poor run of form of late, having picked up just two points from two OT defeats in their last five games prior to Saturday’s game on home-ice against the New York Rangers. Their last game prior to that was a 2-1 loss at the Bell Centre to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday evening.
The Canadiens are currently averaging exactly 3.00 Goals per Game, which leaves them 17th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.32 Goals per Game, which puts them down in 26th position overall. On an individual basis, Max Domi leads the way with 11 goals and 15 assists for the Habs.
The Sharks were in action on the road on Wednesday evening at the Toronto Maple Leafs and on Saturday afternoon at the Ottawa Senators. Prior to that, the Sharks last game was a 3-2 OT loss on the road at the in-form Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday evening.
The Sharks are averaging 3.08 Goals per Game at present, which leaves them 14th in the current NHL rankings overall. Defensively they are allowing exactly 3.00 Goals per Game, which puts them 16th overall. Joe Pavelski has 15 goals to his name for the Sharks this season, while Brent Burns has contributed 22 assists.
Any betting predictions in this game have to take on board the recent poor form of the Canadiens, so the tips in this game on the Money Line odds are for the Sharks.
Pick: Money Line – San Jose Sharks
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