Vancouver Canucks vs. Montreal Canadiens Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Nov 29, 2021

The Montreal Canadiens will hit the ice for the first time since a major front office shakeup when they host the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre Monday night.

Vancouver
18-18-1-2
AT
November 29, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Bell Centre
Montreal
8-25-5
Puckline +1.5 -228
Moneyline +108
Over / Under o +5.5

54%

Betting Action

46%

Puckline -1.5 +190
Moneyline -130
Over / Under u +5.5

54%

Betting Action

46%

The Vancouver Canucks play the second of a back-to-back on Monday as they visit the Montreal Canadiens for the lone time this season. Montreal opened as a -127 favourite to win on the NHL odds with a total of 5.5 goals.

Canucks vs. Canadiens NHL Betting Odds

There are eight teams in action around the NHL on Monday, and Vancouver is the lone team playing the second of a back-to-back. It’s the first of two regular season matchups between the clubs with Montreal going to Vancouver on March 9.

Last season, the teams were in the same division and played nine times. The Canadiens won six of those games, including three of four at home. Tyler Toffoli led the Habs with 13 points in the series, eight of them goals. Jeff Petry had five goals and six assists. It probably will be Jake Allen in net and he was 2-0-1 vs. Vancouver with a 2.99 goals-against average and .893 save percentage. Quinn Hughes led Vancouver with 11 points in the series, all assists, but was minus-8. Bo Horvat had five goals and four assists. Thatcher Demko was 2-3-0 with a 3.76 GAA and .894 SV.

The favourite is 6-2 in the past eight meetings. The over is 7-2-1 in the previous 10.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks lost their fourth straight game Sunday, 3-2 in Boston. They led 2-1 entering the third on goals from Tanner Pearson (third of season) and Conor Garland (eighth), but Jaroslav Halak couldn’t make it stand up against his former team. Should be Thatcher Demko for this one, and he’s 6-10-1 with a 3.07 GAA and .904 SV. Demko has faced the Canadiens six times (3-3-0), posting a .900 SV and a 3.62 GAA. Vancouver, now last in the Pacific Division behind expansion Seattle, is 14-37 in its past 51 in the second of a back-to-back.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens played one of their best games of the season Saturday, winning 6-3 in Pittsburgh. They scored five times in the third period. Josh Anderson had two goals and an assist and was the game’s No. 1 star. Christian Dvorak had a goal and two assists. Jake Allen had a career-high 47 saves to improve to 5-9-1 with a 3.02 GAA and .902 SV. Montreal is 2-5 in its past seven as a favourite.

Add defenceman Chris Wideman to the long list of injured Habs players as he missed the Pittsburgh game with an upper-body injury. Even though Montreal played well Saturday, the team opted to fire general manager and executive vice president Marc Bergevin, assistant general manager Trevor Timmins and senior vice president of public affairs and communications Paul Wilson on Sunday. Former Rangers GM Jeff Gorton has been hired to serve as executive vice president of hockey operations. Montreal is 2-5 in its past seven as a favourite.

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