Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction 4/15/2024

The Montreal Canadiens (30-37-14) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (39-32-9) on Monday, April 15th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on ESPN+. The Red Wings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Canadiens are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Senators. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Canadiens vs Red Wings

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The Montreal Canadiens Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Canadiens have gone 30-37-14 and are in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, Montreal is in 8th place.

As the underdog, the Canadiens have been the favorite just six times this season and have gone 5-1 in those games. Over their last ten games, Montreal has gone 4-6, and they have lost four of their last five games.

Montreal enters this game with a puck line record of 51-29 and a road puck line record of 26-14. They have gone 13-25 in games decided by more than one goal.

So far, the Canadiens have been the underdog in 74 games, going 49-25 against the puck line. Their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -0.8 goals per game.

In their most recent game, the Canadiens fell to the Senators on the road by a score of 5-4. Against the Senators, Canadiens’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Montreal’s offense came up with one power-play goals and added one when shorthanded. They wrapped up the game with 25 shots on goal.

As underdogs, Montreal suffered a loss but still covered the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.

The Detroit Red Wings Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 22-13-5, and they have been favored in 26 of their 80 games. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 9th place and 5th in the Atlantic Division.

Overall, Detroit has gone 39-32-9 this season, and they have gone 23-25 against other Eastern Conference teams. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone just 3-7.

On the season, the Red Wings have gone 46-34 against the puck line, including a mark of 23-17 at home. Overall, Detroit has a scoring differential of .0 goals per game, and they have won 23 games by more than one goal.

Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone 8-2 against the puck line, and they have gone 4-1 against the puck line over their last five games. In their last three games, Detroit has gone 2-1 against the puck line.

Facing the Maple Leafs in their last game, the Red Wings won by a score of 5-4. Offensively, the Red Wings got off to a good start by scoring four times in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. Out of Detroit’s five goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 32 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.

Going into the game, Detroit was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

Montreal Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Canadiens come into the game at 2.8 goals per contest placing 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 28th position in the league. In terms of the Canadiens’ offense during power plays, they are 21st in power play goals and 13th in shorthanded goals.

This season, the Canadiens’ have an over/under record of 40-38-2. Throughout the season, they have played 41 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Red Wings Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Red Wings are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 9th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 24th in the league. In terms of the Red Wings’ offense during power plays, they are 5th in power play goals and 16th in shorthanded goals.

The Red Wings’ over/under record this season is 44-36-0. For the season, they have had 44 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

Montreal Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Canadiens head into the game ranked 3rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.8 shots per game against Montreal. So far, they are 25th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Detroit Team Defense

Defensively, the Red Wings come into the season ranked 6th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Detroit. For the season, they are ranked 19th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Canadiens vs Red Wings Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Canadiens offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Montreal posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Red Wings offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Detroit posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Red Wings have gone 3-0 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Canadiens have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Canadiens vs Red Wings Prediction

If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Red Wings are the way to go. However, with a payout of -204, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Canadiens to cover. Even in the event of a Red Wings victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Canadiens should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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