Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Nov 27, 2021

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Fancy a Vezina Trophy longshot? Look no further than Penguins netminder Tristan Jarry at a whopping +4600.

Montreal
8-25-5
AT
November 27, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
PPG PAINTS Arena
Pittsburgh
23-10-1-4
Puckline +1.5 -130
Moneyline +189
Over / Under o +5.5

12%

Betting Action

88%

Puckline -1.5 +108
Moneyline -228
Over / Under u +5.5

12%

Betting Action

88%

The memory of a 6-0 thrashing in their previous meeting is still fresh in the minds of the Montreal Canadiens as they prepare for a Saturday rematch with the Penguins in Pittsburgh. But while the defending Eastern Conference champions would love to avenge that humbling Nov. 18 home defeat, they’ll undoubtedly have their hands full against a Penguins team that has reeled off five consecutive victories while allowing just two total goals in that span.

Canadiens vs. Penguins NHL Betting Odds

Oddsmakers are fully behind the Penguins; the combination of that previous whitewashing of Montreal and Pittsburgh’s overall hot streak has the club facing odds north of -200 for the third time in the past seven games. The Canadiens represent an intriguing value play here at +184, but they’re just 3-11-1 SU as an underdog this season and have just one victory in 11 games away from Bell Centre to date.

This game carries a total of 5.5, with the Over sporting -117 odds and the Under sitting at -103. Neither team has offered one-sided total value, with the Canadiens at 12-10 O/U for the season and the Penguins at 10-11-1. Four of Montreal’s previous five visits to PPG Paints Arena have fallen below the total, with the teams averaging exactly 5.0 goals over that five-game span. The Penguins have also cashed the Under in five of their past six overall.

Montreal Canadiens

The calls for head coach Dominic Ducharme’s firing are getting louder in Montreal, with the Canadiens off to the worst start in the history of the storied franchise. And while you can point to a number of factors playing into Montreal’s horrendous season, the club’s performance over the final two periods is the biggest concern. The Canadiens come into the weekend with a minus-11 goal differential in the second period, and a minus-15 third-period margin.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Fancy a Vezina Trophy longshot? Look no further than Penguins netminder Tristan Jarry, who has been positively electric during the Penguins’ difference-making win streak. Jarry has stopped 141 of 143 shots over that stretch, lowering his goals-against average to 1.91 (fourth-best among qualified netminders) while raising his save percentage to .936 (fourth). And yet, he remains a +4600 lottery ticket – so grab him now before that number shrinks.

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