Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Apr 03, 2023

It’s an Original Six matchup without much at stake on Tuesday night as the Detroit Red Wings visit the Montreal Canadiens.

April 04, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
Bell Centre
Puckline -1.5 +198
Moneyline -124
Over / Under o +6.5


Betting Action


Puckline +1.5 -238
Moneyline +103
Over / Under u +6.5


Betting Action


The game opened as a pick’em on the NHL odds.

Red Wings vs. Canadiens NHL Betting Odds

Tuesday is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the teams with Detroit leading 2-1 and winning the game in Montreal 4-3 in overtime on Jan. 26. Robby Fabbri scored at 2:36 of OT. Michael Rasmussen (2G, 3A) leads the Wings with five points in the season series. Morris Seider (3A) and Oskar Sundqvist (1G, 2A) each have three points. Ville Husso started all three in net and has a 1.60 goals-against average and .941 save per centage.

Rafael Harvey-Pinard (2G, 1A) leads Montreal with three points and at plus-3. Josh Allen started all three in net and has a 2.26 GAA and .943 SV. The home team is 6-2 in the past eight meetings. The total has gone under in four of the past five.

Detroit Red Wings

As of this writing, Detroit hasn’t been eliminated from the playoffs but is on the verge of it. Detroit comes off a 5-2 upset win in Toronto on Sunday. Dylan Larkin had his second career hat trick and is up to 31 goals on the year and a career-high 76 points. Olli Maatta (sixth) and Jonatan Berggren (14th) had the other goals in Detroit’s first regulation victory in Toronto since April 2, 2016 — exactly seven years to the day. Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 43 of 45 shots and is 3-2-0 with a.925 save per centage since he was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on March 23. With No. 1 Ville Husso injured, Nedeljkovic should keep starting. The Wings are 6-13 in their past 19.

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal lost its third in a row Saturday, 3-0 at home vs. Carolina as Antti Raanta got his fourth shutout of the season and 19th career. Sam Montembault had a season-high 47 saves for the Canadiens. “That was a well-oiled team, we had no space on the ice,” Montembeault said of the Canes. “At times it was like they were playing with six on the ice. Every time we made a pass they had one guy on us so I think we need to bring more energy from the start in the next game.” Forward Rafael Harvey-Pinard (14G, 5A) was out with an undisclosed injury. Not clear if he will be shut down for the season yet but teammates David Savard, Alex Belzile and Juraj Slafkovsky officially have been. Montreal is 6-1 in its past seven following a home loss of at least three goals. 

NHL Prediction: Who Will Win Red Wings vs. Canadiens?