Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 9 (3/9): NHL

Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 9 (3/9): NHL

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Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Canadiens money line +180
Canadiens spread +1.5 (-135)
Canucks money line -220
Canucks spread -1.5 (+115)
Over / under 6.5


2021-2022 season stats
  Montreal Canadiens Vancouver Canucks
Record 15-34-7 28-23-6
Road / home record 7-17-6 12-10-3
Streak W2 W2
Goals per game 2.41 2.82
Goals allowed per game 3.79 2.84
Shots per game 29.6 32.4
Shots allowed per game 34.0 31.6
PP % 13.5% 20.9%
PK % 25.93% 29.81%
Over / under record 31-24-1 27-28-2



The Montreal Canadiens continue on the road and will visit the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. These teams have met once this season and the Canucks beat the Habs 2-1 in Montreal.


The Canadiens continue to play good lately, they have won 7 of their last 8 games, bu they're still 7-23 on the road. They have a 15-34-7 record overall ranking 8th in the Atlantic division. They're coming from a win against the Oilers. Nick Suzuki scored the game-winner and added two assists as the Montreal Canadiens remained on a hot streak, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Saturday night.

Nicholas Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 40 points, scoring 13 goals and adding 27 assists. Josh Anderson leads the team in goals with 15 in the season and 27 assists.

In their last 10 games the Canadiens are 7-3 and are averaging 3.4 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.2 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with an .867 save percentage.


The Canucks have won 5 of their last 7 games and are 12-13 at home this season. With a 28-23-6 record overall they rank 6th in the Pacific. In their last game against the Maple Leafs, Alex Chiasson had the go-ahead score in Vancouver's three-goal third period, Thatcher Demko made 34 saves and the Canucks rallied to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Saturday night.

J.T. Miller has 63 total points while scoring 22 goals and totaling 41 assists for the Canucks. Elias Pettersson has six goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.

In their last 10 games the Canucks are 7-3, averaging 4.4 goals, 6.8 assists, 2.9 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.8 goals per game with a .882 save percentage.


Montreal are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.

Montreal are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Vancouver are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Vancouver's last 8 games.


The Canucks had a narrow victory over the Candiens earlier this season 2-1, the Habs weren't winning any games then but they're on a roll right now, having won 7 of their last 8 games and beating teams like the Oilers, Flames, Maple Leafs and the Blues, so I think this one should be another close game and we have good odds with the Canadiens +1.5. Vancouver is only 12-13 at home.

PICK: Canadiens +1.5 (-135)

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