Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Blackhawks Predictions & Betting Odds - NHL Picks
January 15, 2020
The Montreal Canadiens (20-20-7) take on the Chicago Blackhawks (20-20-6) in the NHL at the Bell Centre on Wednesday night.
Having endured an eight-game losing streak, Montreal secured a second straight victory on Monday night with a 2-0 win over the Calgary Flames on home-ice.
Jordan Weal and rookie Ryan Poehling scored the goals for the Canadiens, while Carey Price made 31 saves.
The Habs average 3.04 Goals per Game (GPG), while allowing 3.13 (GA). Tomas Tatar leads on goals, points and assists for Montreal, with 16, 39 and 23 respectively. They are 9-11-4 on home-ice this season.
Chicago claimed a second straight win on Tuesday night, with a 3-2 OT road victory at the Ottawa Senators.
The Blackhawks had trailed 2-0, but tied the scores through a pair of goals from Dominik Kubalik, before Jonathan Toews scored the winner 42 seconds into overtime. Robin Lehner made 20 saves.
The Blackhawks average 2.87 GPG, while allowing 3.17 (GA). Patrick Kane is the main source of goals, points and assists for Chicago, with 24, 57 and 33 respectively. They are 9-9-3 on the road this season.
There’s very little to choose between these teams this season when looking at their respective records. The Habs haven’t made the most of home-ice advantage either, while the Blackhawks have been reasonably solid on the road.
Canadiens vs Blackhawks Betting Lines & Pick
Looking at betting predictions for this game, we give the Canadiens the edge on the basis of having had an extra day’s rest and they are our tips to win here.
NHL Picks: Money Line – Montreal Canadiens to Win @ -170 (1.59) with Sports Interaction