Anaheim Ducks vs. Montreal Canadiens Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Jan 27, 2022

Jake Allen, who is 5-16-2 with a .901 save percentage, could desperately use a game where the opposing goaltender has to do more work than him.

Anaheim
31-37-9-5
AT
January 27, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Bell Centre
Montreal
22-49-9-2
Puckline -1.5 +150
Moneyline -156
Over / Under o +5.5

78%

Betting Action

22%

Puckline +1.5 -180
Moneyline +130
Over / Under u +5.5

78%

Betting Action

22%

The Anaheim Ducks just saw their mini two-game winning streak come to an end after losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime. With the loss, they have now lost six of their last eight games played. Luckily, their next opponent has been far worse than that.

The Montreal Canadiens have only won a single game since December 16th when they beat the Philadelphia Flyers in a shootout. This team has also yet to win 10 games this season as they’re sitting on eight at the moment. Can they finally win another game or will the Ducks cruise past them?

Ducks vs. Canadiens NHL Betting Odds

The Ducks are 4-0 in their last four games when playing against teams in the Atlantic Division. They are also 4-1 when coming into the game with zero days of rest in between matchups. Anaheim is unfortunately just 1-4 in their past five games out on the road and 4-9 overall in their last 13. Not to mention that they have lost their last five games against the Canadiens when playing in Montreal.

On the other hand, the Canadiens have been horrific. They are 1-6 in their last seven games played on a Thursday. They haven’t won any of their past six matchups when getting two days of rest beforehand. On top of that, they are 7-22 straight up in their past 29 contests when up against a team with a losing overall record on the season.

Anaheim Ducks

Anaheim is looking to get a little more consistency on both ends of the ice. Their offense is ranked 18th in the league right now with their defense slotting in at 14th. Going up against a troubled team like the Canadiens, Anaheim has to avoid giving up easy goals. They need to make Montreal work for everything on the offensive end, which is why their goaltending will be critical to a win. John Gibson is 14-10-7 on the year with a .920 save percentage. If he isn’t slotted into the net for this contest, expect to see Anthony Stolarz back there with his 6-5-1 record and a .919 save percentage of his own. Gibson started on Wednesday, so we’re likely to see Stolarz on Thursday.

Montreal Canadiens

There really isn’t much for Montreal to look at positively right now. They are dead-last in the NHL in terms of goals scored per game. They are also second-to-last in goals allowed per game. It’s hard to win in the game of hockey when those two are the case.

The biggest issue is that they aren’t able to protect the net in any way as they’ve allowed the fourth-most shots on net. If there is a silver lining it’s that the Ducks have allowed the most. Maybe this might open the door for the Habs a little bit. Jake Allen, who is 5-16-2 with a .901 save percentage, could desperately use a game where the opposing goaltender has to do more work than him. Anaheim Ducks vs. Montreal Canadiens Prediction, NHL Odds

Of course, the Habs offense isn’t doing enough either. Their top offensive player is Nick Suzuki, with just 24 points on the season. There are only three players on this roster that have surpassed the 20-point mark.

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