Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction 3/26/2024

The Montreal Canadiens (26-32-12) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (46-20-5) on Tuesday, March 26th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Montreal Canadiens Are Coming Off A Win

Montreal enters the game with a record of 26-32-12, which puts them in 15th place in the Eastern Conference and 8th place in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, the Canadiens have gone just 3-7.

On the road this season, Montreal has a record of 13-15-8, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games. As the underdog, the Canadiens have gone 21-31-12 this season.

Montreal comes into the game with an average scoring margin of -.7 goals per game on the year. So far, the Canadiens have been the underdog in all but six games this season, and their puck line record as the underdog is 43-21. In their last ten games, Montreal’s puck line record is 7-3.

Overall, the Canadiens have 16 wins by just one goal compared to ten wins by multiple goals. On the road, Montreal’s puck line record is 23-13, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.8 goals per game.

Facing the Kraken in their last game, the Canadiens won by a score of 5-1. Scoring-wise, the Canadiens put up four goals during the first period and one time in the second period. Throughout the game, the Montreal offense managed to score one time while short-handed and took 17 shots on goal.

Montreal was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 6 goals.

The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Avalanche have been dominant, going 28-6-0. They have won six straight games at home and are 41-14-5 when favored this season. In the Western Conference, Colorado is in second place with 97 points and a record of 46-20-5. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 9-1, and they have won nine straight games overall.

Against other teams in the Western Conference, Colorado has gone 30-12 this season, and they have won seven straight games when favored. Over their last five games, the Avalanche have gone 5-0, and they have won three straight games.

At home this season, the Avalanche have gone 21-13 vs. the puck line and have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten games at home. Overall, Colorado has gone 35-36 vs. the puck line this year, and in their 60 games as the favorite, the Avalanche have an average scoring margin of 1.2 goals per game.

So far, the Avalanche have won 32 games by multiple goals, and they have gone 30-30 vs. the puck line when favored. In their last five games, the Avalanche have gone 3-2 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home this year is at +1.9 goals per game.

In their most recent game, the Avalanche faced the Penguins and came out victorious with a score of 5-4. Offensively, the Avalanche couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored two times in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Colorado managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 30 shots on goal and committed 4 turnovers.

Although Colorado secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

Montreal Offense Breakdown

The Canadiens come into the game scoring an average of 2.7 goals per game, putting them 27th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 27th in the league. Montreal’s offense comes into the game ranked 22nd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 18th in the NHL.

The Canadiens’ over/under record this season is 35-33-2. For the season, they have had 36 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Avalanche Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Avalanche come into the game at 3.8 goals per contest placing 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 4th position in the league. So far this year, the Avalanche are 31-10 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 12-9 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 40-28-3. Over the season, there have been 41 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.8 goals per game.

Montreal Team Defense

Defensively, the Canadiens are currently 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.5 shots per game against Montreal. They also are 24th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Colorado Team Defense

Defensively, the Avalanche are currently 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 15th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Canadiens vs Avalanche Trends

  • Montreal has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Colorado has an puck line mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 9-1 while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Avalanche have an puck line mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Colorado posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Canadiens have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.

Canadiens vs Avalanche Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Canadiens to pick up on a win over the Avalanche and the road. With the moneyline sitting at +314, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Canadiens straight-up.

Our projections have the Canadiens pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Canadiens, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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