Ducks vs. Canadiens Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Feb 05, 2019

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Montreal’s offence definitely found its legs in Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers, with Jonathan Drouin delivering the game-winning goal in overtime

Anaheim
35-37-7-3
AT
February 05, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
Bell Centre
Montreal
44-30-8
Puckline +1.5 -125
Moneyline +215
Over / Under o +5.5

20%

Betting Action

80%

Puckline -1.5 +105
Moneyline -275
Over / Under u +5.5

20%

Betting Action

80%

The Montreal Canadiens earned three of a possible four points in their first two games coming out of their bye week. They will have an excellent opportunity to keep their hot streak going against a struggling opponent that could have tired legs in their next meeting when they host the Anaheim Duck at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night. The Canadiens, who are 7-2-1 over their last 10 games overall, have turned a lot of heads by pushing their way in to a playoff position with 29 games to go. A meeting with the Ducks, who are one of the worst teams in the NHL, shouldn’t slow them down.

Ducks vs Canadiens Betting Analysis

The Ducks entered Tuesday night’s contest with an 11-14-1 record on the road this season. The Ducks are have dropped seven of nine on the road against winning teams. Fatigue could be a factor too. It’s their third game in four nights and they are just 6-14 in that situation.

Meanwhile, Montreal is 15-10-3 on home ice so far this season. They have played well against the West this season, going 7-3 in those contests while winning five straight versus Pacific Division teams. They are also 11-5 in their last 16 against teams with a losing record.

Anaheim Ducks

There really isn’t much that has gone right for the Ducks this season. After grinding out a decent first couple of months thanks in large part to elite goaltending from John Gibson, Anaheim produced just two wins in 17 games from Dec. 18-Feb. 2. Gibson hasn’t been able to bail his team out the way he did earlier in the year. His save percentage has declined by the month.

Chad Johnson is expected to get the nod on Tuesday night but he’s been much worse. He has produced a 3.22 goals-against average and a .870 save percentage over the last month. Johnsons’ teams have lost 11 straight times he’s been on the ice.

The return of Corey Perry up front could help a little bit. However, it will take some time for Perry to get up to speed after missing the first 50 games with an injury. Plus it won’t help that he will have tired legs on Tuesday night.  All things considered, there is a good chance that things get worse in Anaheim before they get better.

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal’s offence definitely found its legs in Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Max Domi had a goal and an assist in the win. Meanwhile, Jonathan Drouin delivered the game-winning goal in overtime. The Canadiens have the firepower up front to go on a serious run over the final couple of months. The team that scored just 2.52 goals per game (29th) last season is 14th overall this season.

With Carey Price beginning to look like an elite goaltender again, the sky is the limit for this team. Price owns a 1.89 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage with one shutout over the past 30 days. Considering how the Ducks have struggled to produce offensively, there is a good chance he stands on his head with another strong performance on Tuesday night. Anaheim scores just 2.15 goals per game on the road (30th).

Bet on the Habs to win big on home ice against a tired Anaheim team.

Ducks vs. Canadiens Prediction

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