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Canadiens vs Coyotes Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Montreal Bidding to End Three-Game Skid

Coyotes Playing Only Ninth Home Game

The Arizona Coyotes host the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night at Mullett Arena. The Coyotes (10-15-4) are just 4-3-1 at home while Montreal (14-15-2) is 7-6-2 on the road.

Karel Vejmelka is expected to start for the Coyotes. He has a 9-8-3 record to go along with a 3.11 goals-against average (GAA) and a .911 save percentage. Jake Allen, the likely starting goaltender for the Canadiens, is 9-12-0 with a 3.33 GAA and .897 save percentage.

Canadiens vs Coyotes Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Canadiens vs Coyotes Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Let’s check the latest NHL odds, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Canadiens vs Coyotes. We’ve plenty of NHL betting odds for you to consider.

Vejmelka Keeping Coyotes Competitive

When Vejmelka starts for the Coyotes, the team receives more favorable odds in the sportsbook. That’s because he’s been one of the best goaltenders in the league, especially considering the team in front of him. The 26-year-old Czech goaltender has allowed either three or four goals in each of his last eight games but owns a 3-3-2 record during that time. Arizona is just 1-7-1 in games that Vejmelka doesn’t start.

The Coyotes are among the bottom seven teams in both goals scored and goals against. Clayton Keller leads the team with 29 points in 29 games, but only two other forwards – Matias Maccelli and Lawson Crouse – have more than 15 points.

Canadiens Struggling Offensively

Montreal hasn’t fared much better than Arizona in any offensive or defensive category, and it’s been reflected in their NHL betting lines. The Canadiens have the league’s worst power play and are 28th in goals at just 2.74 per game. Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield have carried the charge offensively, as expected, but depth scoring has also been a problem for the Canadiens.

Moreover, Montreal has just eight goals in its last five games. The Canadiens lost three games in a row and are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games.

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Canadiens vs Coyotes Head-to-Head

When betting online, it’s worth noting that the Canadiens are 13-8 against the Coyotes in 21 games since the 2008 season. Montreal won the only meeting between the two teams (6-2) this season, but the Coyotes had won three in a row before that.

Canadiens vs Coyotes Game Information

  • Game: Canadiens (14-15-2) vs Coyotes (10-15-4)
  • Location: Mullett Arena, Tempe, AZ
  • Day/Time: Monday, Dec. 19, 10 p.m. ET
  • Canadiens vs Coyotes Live stream: NHL.TV

Canadiens vs Coyotes Betting Lines

Canadiens vs Coyotes Picks & Prediction

The Coyotes score less at home than they do on the road, and the Canadiens play tighter, lower-scoring games on the road. Vejmelka should do well enough to keep the Canadiens at bay, and it doesn’t hurt that Montreal has the league’s worst power-play percentage.

That said, Arizona isn’t going to run away with the game. Expect a competitive, low-scoring affair. So take the Coyotes on the Moneyline and/or the Canadiens on the puck line.

The Coyotes are listed at -120 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the team to win, you have a chance to win $83. The Canadiens is +100, offering a chance to win $100.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Coyotes a 54.55% chance to win, with the Canadiens at 50.00%.

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