Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens 04/14/2021 Forecast, Hockey Betting & Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens 04/14/2021 – The race to the playoffs tightens up with a two-game pivotal match up about to ensue starting Wednesday between the Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames inside the Bell Centre. Both teams are coming off their respective victories against the North’s No. 1 team Toronto Maple Leafs with the Flames about to play their second road game in as many nights following a 3-2 win in OT at the Scotiabank Arena. Calgary earned its second consecutive win but the team will still enter the Canadiens’ ground as underdogs at +135 based on the latest NHL Betting Lines. Montreal, which snapped a three-game losing skid via a 4-2 victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday, is favored with a -155 money line price ahead of Wednesday’s clash.
Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens 04/14/2021
When: Wednesday, April 14, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
TV: SN | RDS
Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens 04/14/2021 Betting Odds:
Taking down the giants of the North division could not be more momentous for Calgary Flames and its bid to make a strong push for a playoff spot. Confidence and momentum is being established at a promising pace with the latest victory being the Flames’ second straight against a division contender. Prior to Tuesday’s success, the team pulled off jaw-dropping 5-0 shutout of the Edmonton Oilers – a pivotal win that snapped a previous four-game losing skid. Overall, however, it remains to be an uphill climb before Calgary reaches its goal. No thanks to their abysmal showing late in March extending over to early this month, the Flames are kept outside the playoff line with six points separating them and the fourth-placed Canadiens, 45-39.
Players to watch: E. Lindholm C (G 10 A 24 PTS 34), J. Gaudreau LW (G 14 A 15 PTS 29), M. Tkachuk LW (G 10 A 18 PTS 28).
The Canadiens had suffered a setback by losing three straight games prior to Monday’s hosting of the Maple Leafs After successfully halting the skid against the top squad in the division, Montreal now aims to fortify its hold of its postseason ticket by keeping the teams behind it at bay, including the fifth-placed Calgary Flames. With a 9-8-2 record inside the Bell Centre, it is needless to say that the Canadiens are not totally lethal at home. And with a slightly surging Flames about to enter their territory, Montreal has to gear up and brace for an intense match. The stakes are higher approaching the twilight zone of the regular season. No spot is guaranteed as of now, and that must be enough for Montreal to put out their A-game against the Flames.
Players to watch: T. Toffoli RW (G 19 A 11 PTS 30), J. Petry D (G 11 A 19 PTS 30), T. Tatar LW (G 10 A 17 PTS 27).
Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions
Calgary is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games.
Montreal is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Flames vs Canadiens Betting Picks
The Flames have caught two giant fishes in their last two outings, but they will be denied from making it three on Wednesday night. The Canadiens will protect their home ice and send the Flames crashing back to earth to begin their two-game series with a resounding win. Top online sportsbooks offer Montreal as slight favorites in this game, and rightly so, the Canadiens will display excellent team play to live up to its tag.
Score Prediction: Flames 3, Canadiens 5.