Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 17 (10/17): NHL
- Lm Tipster
- Oct 17, 2022, 5:31:51 AM
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Penguins money line||-250|
|Penguins spread||-1.5 (+100)|
|Canadiens money line||+210|
|Canadiens spread||+1.5 (-120)|
|Over / under||6.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Pittsburgh Penguins||Montreal Canadiens|
|Road / home record||0-0||1-0|
|Goals per game||6.00||1.67|
|Goals allowed per game||2.00||3.00|
|Shots per game||49.7||24.9|
|Shots allowed per game||32.3||33.0|
|Over / under record||2-0||1-2|
The Pittsburgh Penguins hit the road and will visit the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. These teams met 3 times last season and the Penguins won 2 of those games.
The Penguins have won their first 2 games at home and will go on the road for the first time. Last season they were 22-10-5 on the road with a 42-22-10 overall ranking third in the Metropolitan division. The Penguins were 12-8-2 against opponents in the Metropolitan. Pittsburgh ranked fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.7 assists per game, led by Kris Letang with 0.8.
Letang led the Penguins with 55 total assists and has 62 points. Sidney Crosby had 11 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
In their last 10 games the Penguins are 6-4, averaging 4.6 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
The Canadiens have lost their first 2 games this season and were 10-30 on the road last season with a 20-49-11 record overall ranking 8th in the Atlantic division. The Canadiens were 13-31-4 in Eastern Conference play. Montreal scored 2.6 goals per game, the fewest in the NHL. Nick Suzuki leads them with 21 total goals.
Nick Suzuki led the Canadiens with 38 total assists and has 59 points. Cole Caufield had four goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Montreal.
In their last 10 games the Canadiens are 3-7, averaging 3.3 goals, 4.9 assists, 4.4 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while allowing 4.3 goals per game with an .871 save percentage.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing on the road against Montreal.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 8 games.
Montreal are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games against Pittsburgh.
The Penguins have been on fire in their first 2 games of the season scoring 6 goals per game while allowing only 2 goals. The Canadiens have scored only 1 goal so far this season and they lost 5-2 against the Penguins the last time they hosted them. I can't see any other outcome than the Penguins destroying the Canadiens. Take the Penguins.
PICK: Penguins -1.5 (+100)
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