Canucks Looking to Get Revenge Against Canadiens
There is a big slate of NHL games set to take place on Monday night, including a big matchup in Canada. The Vancouver Canucks are set to host the Montreal Canadiens, and the home team is looking for some revenge.
Montreal comes into this game with a record of 12-11-1 and has lost two of its last three games. The Canadiens have been better than expected, but they still have some work to do.
Vancouver has gone just 1-2 in its last three games and has not lived up to expectations. The Canucks are just 10-12-3, but there is still plenty of time to turn things back around.
The NHL betting lines have the Vancouver Canucks as the moneyline betting favorites over the Montreal Canadiens.
Canadiens Allowing Too Many Goals
The Montreal Canadiens are giving up 3.46 goals per game, and they don’t have the offense that can keep up. Montreal has killed off 80 percent of its penalties and struggles to play well in 5-on-5 situations.
Veteran Jake Allen gets most of the starts for the Canadiens in net, but he has gone just 7-9.
Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach are having big seasons for the Canadiens, but they just don’t get enough help. Suzuki leads the team with 26 points and Dach has a team-high 14 assists.
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Canucks Have to Score
Brock Boeser had a big game for the Canucks in their most recent win, and it came after he was expected to be a healthy scratch. After that game, Boeser said, “I’ve just got to continue to work hard and be consistent for our team and be a difference-maker each and every night.”
Vancouver comes into this game scoring 3.36 goals per game, and that is its best chance to continue to rack up the wins. The Canucks are allowing 3.76 goals per game and they don’t have the defense that can take over.
The penalty kill for the Canucks has been awful as they have killed off just 67 percent of their penalties. Vancouver will need to be better on both ends of the ice if it is going to turn things around.
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Canadiens vs Canucks Head-to-Head
This will be the second matchup of the season between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vancouver Canucks. Montreal won the first meeting of the season 5-2, and the Canucks will be trying to get some revenge.
Canadiens vs Canucks Game Information
- Game: Canadiens (12-11-1) vs Canucks (10-12-3)
- Location: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
- Day/Time: Monday, Dec. 5, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Canadiens vs Canucks Live stream: NHL.TV
Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks Betting Lines
Canadiens vs Canucks Picks & Prediction
It always seems to be a battle when the Canadiens and Canucks meet up, and that’s something to keep in mind when betting online. Montreal did win the first meeting this season, but things will shift now that the game is being played in Vancouver.
Both teams have been playing pretty good hockey of late, but it’s the Canucks that have been the better offensive team. Look for this game to be tight throughout, but Vancouver is going to come away with a big win on Monday night.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Vancouver Canucks to win this game at (-190), but you can also bet on the Canadiens +1½ for even better odds.
The Vancouver Canucks are listed at -190 in our Vegas NHL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Canucks, you have a chance to win $53. The Montreal Canadiens are +165, offering a chance to win $165 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Vancouver Canucks a 65.52% chance to win, with Montreal Canadiens at 37.74%.