Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Nov 20, 2021

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Nashville
27-14-2-1
AT
November 20, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Bell Centre
Montreal
8-26-7
Puckline -1.5 +215
Moneyline -124
Over / Under o +5.5

79%

Betting Action

21%

Puckline +1.5 -259
Moneyline +103
Over / Under u +5.5

79%

Betting Action

21%

The 9-6-1 Nashville Predators are rolling into Saturday after seeing their three-game winning streak snapped by the Toronto Maple Leafs. They were shut out in that game but hope to start a new streak by snagging a win here against the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal is 4-13-2 on the year and is struggling all over the ice. They are in the midst of a four-game losing streak and just lost 6-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins a few nights ago. Will this finally be their bounce back game or will the Predators be the next team to truck through them?

Nashville is a -126 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 5.5.

Predators vs. Canadiens NHL Betting Odds

The Predators are 8-3 straight up in their last 11 games overall and do have a solid track record when going up against teams with a losing record. They are 39-17 in that category and don’t look to change up this time. The under is also incredibly consistent when talking about Nashville, cashing out in their last four games against teams in the Eastern Conference and their past four when coming into a matchup with just one day of rest.

Montreal has seriously struggled to start their new season off. They are 2-10 in their last 12 games when going up against members in the Western Conference and are 1-4 in their past five against teams with a winning straight up record. Looking back it has been tough for a while now, they have won just seven of their last 27 matchups overall.

Nashville Predators

Nashville has been decent on both ends of the ice and nothing has seriously stood out so far into the season besides the play of Matt Duchene. Duchene is taking full control of the offence, leading the team with 16 points and nine goals. Mikael Granlund has him beat in assists though, with 13 to Duchene’s seven. Then their goaltending is incredibly solid overall. Juuse Saros is 7-5-1 on the year with a .928 save percentage and only allowing 2.17 goals per contest to his opponents. Their backups have played in three games total and have been above average as well. Nashville relies upon their stellar defence to get the job done, though they will need a bit of a spark to keep the Canadiens spiralling down the rankings.

Montreal Canadiens

Offence has been a severe disappointment for the Montreal Canadiens this season, so far. They only have one player on the roster that has reached double digits in points and not a single player with over five goals. Nick Suzuki has been the best with four goals and 10 assists, but outside of him it has been serious rough sledding. To make matters even worse now, their goaltending is below average. Jake Allen is 4-8-1 with a .905 save percentage, which isn’t horrible but certainly not where they would like him to be at right now. His backups though aren’t any improvement, Sam Montembeault is 0-3-1 with a .892 save percentage and Cayden Primeau is 0-2-0 with a .877 SV. Montreal needs a complete turnaround to get back on track. At this point it doesn’t matter which end gets going first but something has too and fast.

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