Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks Match Preview & Betting Odds 2019

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Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks Match Preview & Betting Odds 2019

Written by Jake Foster
January 3, 2019
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The Montreal Canadiens (21-14-5) meet the Vancouver Canucks (19-19-4) on Thursday evening at the Bell Centre.

The Canadiens were last in action on New Year’s Eve, when they came away with a 3-2 OT win on the road at the Dallas Stars. Phillip Danault scored both their goals in regular time, with Jeff Petry scoring the winner just 14 seconds into OT.

The Canadiens are currently averaging 3.15 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 11th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.20 Goals per Game, which leaves them down in 21st overall. On an individual player basis, Brendan Gallagher has 15 goals for the Habs, while Max Domi has registered 23 assists to date.

Recommended Odds - Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks

The Canadiens are currently averaging 3.15 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 11th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.20 Goals per Game, which leaves them down in 21st overall. On an individual player basis, Brendan Gallagher has 15 goals for the Habs, while Max Domi has registered 23 assists to date.

The Canucks were on the road at the Ottawa Senators on the Wednesday evening prior to this game (result unknown at time of writing), but lost 4-0 on the road to the New Jersey Devils on New Year’s Eve prior to that.

The Canucks are currently averaging 2.93 Goals per Game, which puts them in 17th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.12 Goals per Game, which leaves them 21st in the overall standings. On an individual basis, Elias Pettersson is the main source of both goals and assists for the Canucks, with 19 and 20 respectively.

In terms of our NHL predictions for this game, the additional rest should give the Montreal Canadiens the advantage, particularly as they are on home-ice. They also have the better form this season, so have to be the picks on the Money Line odds taking everything into consideration.

Pick: Money Line – Montreal Canadiens @ -192 (888sport)

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