Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Mar 08, 2021

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Tyler Toffoli is giving the Canucks nightmares. He has eight goals in five games against his former club.

Montreal
24-21-8-3
AT
March 08, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
23-29-3-1
Puckline -1.5 +150
Moneyline -155
Over / Under o +6

62%

Betting Action

38%

Puckline +1.5 -180
Moneyline +130
Over / Under u +6

62%

Betting Action

38%

The Montreal Canadiens travel to Vancouver to play the Canucks on their first stop of a six-game Western Canadian road trip. The Canucks have won two straight at home, but have lost four in a row to Montreal.

Canadiens vs. Canucks Betting Analysis

The Canadiens come in as the -156 favourite and for good reason. The Habs have completely dominated the season series and are 6-1-5 on the road. Their only loss to the Canucks was 6-5 in a shootout on Jan. 20.

These teams light the lamp a lot when they get together, playing over the total in all five meetings. Montreal is averaging almost six goals a game against Vancouver, outscoring the Canucks 29-15. The over/under is set at 6 tonight and 67 per cent of bettors are taking the over.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens have finally been able to find the back of the net again, scoring seven on the Winnipeg Jets’ goalies Saturday night. Tyler Toffoli is giving the Canucks nightmares. He has eight goals in five games against his former club. Toffoli has scored once in the past three games and leads the team with 15 goals on the season. Brendan Gallagher is red hot right now as well with four goals and six points in the past three. The Canadiens are back to being 100 per cent healthy as Josh Anderson returned against the Jets. He scored the game’s first goal and didn’t look like he missed a step after missing three games with a lower-body injury.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks are the first team to have played half of their season, and at the 28-game mark, they find themselves with only 24 points. That’s good for second last in the North division. If the Canucks want to make the playoffs, they will need to be almost perfect in the second half. They’re off to a good start this month with three wins in four tries since the calendar turned. Thatcher Demko has grabbed the starting job in goal and has won his last three starts, allowing just three goals over that stretch. J.T. Miller’s line has been pushing the offence. Miller with rookie Nils Hoglander and sniper Brock Boeser on his wings have combined to score 13 points in the team’s last four. This line has made up for missing star centre Elias Petterson. He has missed the last two games with an undisclosed injury.

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