The Montreal Canadiens (7-9-2) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (9-9-0) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim and televised on ESPN+. Both the Canadiens and Ducks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Montreal Canadiens vs Anaheim Ducks
The Montreal Canadiens Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Canadiens come in with an overall record of 7-9-2. On the road, Montreal has a 2-3-2 record, whereas they are 5-6-0 at home. This record has them sitting 8th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 15th in the Eastern conference. This season, Montreal’s average scoring margin is -0.8, which has their puck line record at 1-17. Their average home scoring margin is -0.7, and in road games, it stands at -0.9.
Coming off a 5-2 loss on the road to the Bruins, the Canadiens are hoping to bounce back today. The first period saw the Canadiens being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 22 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Montreal not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This season, the Ducks have a mark of 9-9-0. When going on the road, Anaheim has a record of 5-3-0 record, while they are 4-6-0 at their home arena. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 9th in the Western conference. This season, Anaheim’s average scoring margin is -0.3, which has their puck line record at 4-14. Their average home scoring margin is -0.2, and in road games, it stands at -0.4.
After suffering a 3-1 loss at home to the Blues, the Ducks are looking to bounce back today. The Ducks couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Blues, but they did score one time in the second period. Anaheim’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 31 shots on goal in total.
In this game, Anaheim was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.
Montreal Offense Breakdown
The Canadiens come into the game scoring an average of 2.8 goals per game, putting them 23rd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 17th in the league. Montreal’s offense comes into the game ranked 11th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the NHL.
The Canadiens’ over/under record this season is 10-8-0. For the season, they have had 10 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.6 goals per game.
Anaheim Offense Breakdown
The Ducks come into the game scoring an average of 2.8 goals per game, putting them 26th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. Looking at how the Ducks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 19th in power play goals and 18th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Ducks’ have an over/under record of 7-11-0. Throughout the season, they have played 11 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Montreal Team Defense
Entering the game, the Canadiens’ defense ranks 25th in takeaways, averaging 5.1 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 2nd in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.
Anaheim Team Defense
The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 22nd in takeaways and an average of 5.4 takeaways per contest. They hold 8th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 2.9 goals given up per game.
Canadiens vs Ducks Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Montreal has an puck line record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- In their last ten games at home, the Ducks have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 8-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
- The last five games that Anaheim was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
- Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Canadiens have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 1-2.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Canadiens to come out with a win against the Ducks while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at +110, I’m placing my bet on the Canadiens to win outright.
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.
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