Montreal Canadiens vs. Minnesota Wild Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Jan 24, 2022

The Montreal Canadiens look to build on their best week of the season so far in Minnesota against the Wild.

Montreal
22-49-9-2
AT
January 24, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota
53-22-3-4
Puckline +1.5 +116
Moneyline +297
Over / Under o +6.5

12%

Betting Action

88%

Puckline -1.5 -140
Moneyline -363
Over / Under u +6.5

12%

Betting Action

88%

The Canadiens have strung together three games in a row where they have managed at least a point going 1-0-2.

Minnesota is fresh off sweeping a weekend home and home against the Chicago Blackhawks, putting them 5-1 in their past six. The Wild are -330 favourites to win on the NHL odds with a total of 6.

Canadiens vs. Wild NHL Betting Odds

The Canadiens visit Minnesota for the first time since losing 4-3 back in 2019. The Over is 6-4 in their past 10 meetings, with Minnesota taking eight wins and outscoring the Canadiens by a score of 40-20.

Montreal opened as a +500 Underdog Saturday night in Colorado, the longest odds to win in team history. They managed to keep it close though, covering the spread for the third game in a row. Through 40 games, the Habs have covered 17 times.

The Wild are currently the league’s third-highest scoring team averaging 3.8 goals per game, helping them go 20-17 on the Over/Under. They failed to cover the spread Saturday night for the first time in five games, their record ATS is now 20-17.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens fell short in Saturday’s overtime game versus the Avalanche but had to be satisfied by coming back from being down 2-0 to get at least a point.

Rookie netminder Cayden Primeau stood on his head stopping 43 of 46 shots, the best performance of his career so far. Upfront, Artturi Lehkonen and Nick Suzuki were the goal scorers.

The Hab’s powerplay has awoken over the past few games, picking up powerplay goals in each of their past five games. Unclear who gets the nod in net for Montreal tonight, Primeau is usually the backup but Samuel Montembeault is listed as day-to-day right now.

Minnesota Wild

Marcus Foligno was the overtime hero in the Wild’s 4-3 win over Chicago on Saturday, sweeping the home and home. Jordan Greenway, Mats Zuccarello, Jared Spurgeon and Alex Goligoski all finished the game with a pair of assists and Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 33 of 36 shots for his ninth win of the year.

Minnesota is sitting in fourth place in the Central Division with the least amount of games played. Looking at their points percentage (.689) they should be able to pull into second place when they catch up.

After tonight’s match, the team will head on a four-game road trip taking them into February.

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