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Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Online NHL Betting Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith
NHL Betting preview of Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins matchup

Top sportsbook players looking for some straight forward online NHL betting action can check out tonight’s Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins are vying to lock up a spot in this year’s postseason. On the other hand, the Canadiens are already making plans for next year’s season. What kind of turnout are Wednesday’s 2 team parlay odds predicting?

Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Wed., March 21st

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NHL TV

Online NHL Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Canadiens +1½ (-145) 6 (EV) +200
Penguins -1½ (+125) 6 (-120) -240
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Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens slide into this matchup with a 26-35-12 record that ranks them 6th in the Atlantic Division. With 64-points on the year, Montreal simply cannot compete with the upper echelons of the Atlantic Division. In fact, it’s no understatement to say that the Canadiens have hung up the phone on this year’s season. This contest marks the second time these two have met this year. The first came just 6-days ago, with the Guins coming out on top 5-3. Considering how that matchup turned out, it’s easy to understand why the online NHL betting odds are favoring Pittsburgh so heavily.

Players to Watch: Brendan Gallagher (26 G, 18 A, 44 PTS), Alex Galchenyuk (16 G, 28 A, 44 PTS) and Jonathan Drouin (11 G, 26 A, 37 PTS).

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins come in with a 41-27-5 record that ranks them 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. That record gives Pittsburgh 87-points on the season, which places them 4-points behind the division-leading Washington Capitals. Additionally, it ties them with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the No. 2 speed in the division. Things are tight in the Met so Pittsburgh needs a win this evening to maintain their current ranking.

Players to Watch: Evgeni Malkin (40 G, 49 A, 89 PTS), Phil Kessel (29 G, 51 A, 80 PTS), and Sidney Crosby (23 G, 54 A, 77 PTS).

Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 Games
  • Montreal is 1-8 SU in its last 9 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 15 of Montreal’s last 21 Road Games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 Games
  • Pittsburgh is 16-8 SU in its last 24 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 Games
Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Picks

So, which way should top sportsbook players bet in this Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins matchup? The Penguins may be 2-3 in their last 5 matchups but should have no problem picking off the Canadiens. Pittsburgh needs a solid finish to the season and Montreal should help them pave the way this evening. The odds are favoring Pittsburgh pretty heavily this evening so the spread and totals line might be better options. Sign up now to make this NHL prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-2 Pittsburgh. The Canadiens put up a tough fight but the Penguins get it done in the end. Montreal covers the spread and the TOTAL will be UNDER.

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