Canadiens vs Blackhawks Prediction NHL Picks 10/14
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- Oct 13, 2023, 9:28:34 PM
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NHL Predictions: Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks
The NHL action continues as the Montreal Canadiens host the Chicago Blackhawks in what promises to be an exciting matchup. The Canadiens are looking to bounce back from their shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, while the Blackhawks aim to build on their recent performance. Join us as we delve into this game to provide you with the best betting insights and odds.
The game is set to take place on October 14, 2023, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, with a start time of 4:00 PM. The Canadiens are favored with a line of MTL -150, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.
The Montreal Canadiens have showcased a potent offensive lineup, averaging an impressive 5 goals per game. With a strong power-play conversion rate of 25%, they have the ability to capitalize on man-advantage opportunities. Players like Alex Newhook have already made their mark, contributing 2 goals to the team's offensive output.
Defensively, the Canadiens have allowed an average of 5 goals per game. Their penalty kill stands at 50%, indicating room for improvement in defending against opposing power plays. It's essential for their defense to tighten up to maintain control in games.
The Canadiens have a few players listed on the injury report, including Chris Wideman, Carey Price, and Christian Dvorak, all of whom are currently out due to injuries.
The Chicago Blackhawks have shown promise on the offensive front, averaging 2.5 goals per game. However, their power play is yet to find success, currently standing at 0%. Players like Nick Foligno and Alex Newhook have been instrumental in contributing to the team's offense.
Defensively, the Blackhawks have conceded an average of 2.5 goals per game. Their penalty kill has been strong, boasting a perfect 100% success rate. This suggests their ability to defend against opposing power plays effectively.
The Blackhawks also have several players dealing with injuries, including Philipp Kurashev, Luke Philp, Samuel Savoie, Taylor Hall, and Colton Dach, who are currently out due to various injuries.
In this matchup, we anticipate that the Montreal Canadiens have the edge, especially playing at home. Despite their recent shootout loss, their offensive firepower and strong power play could prove decisive. Chicago, on the other hand, faces challenges with their power play efficiency and injury concerns.
With the Canadiens' offensive capabilities, we predict they will secure the victory in this game. Expect them to capitalize on the power play and take control of the game. Betting on the Canadiens to win is a favorable choice for this matchup.
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Pick: Canadiens ML -150