Calgary Flames at Montreal Canadiens Free Preview 1/13/20

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Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk, and the Calgary Flames will do battle against Tomas Tatar, Max Domi, and the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre in a cross-country tilt. The game gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13, and you will be able to see the game live on The Sports Network.

Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens Odds

Calgary (-105) is entering this one as the underdog to Montreal (-115), and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -120 for the under and +100 for the over.

Calgary is 25-22 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.9 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 24 of its games have gone under the total, while 20 have gone over and just three have pushed. This 2019-20 Flames team is 12-12 SU on the road.

Calgary has converted on 19.4 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and it has successfully killed off 82.9 percent of its penalties..

Averaging 28.4 saves per game with a .911 save percentage, David Rittich (18-15-5) has been the top option in goal for Calgary this season. If Calgary chooses to rest him, however, head coach Geoff Ward may roll with Cam Talbot (7-9), who has a .922 save percentage and 2.54 goals against average this year.

On the other bench, Montreal is 19-27 straight up (SU) and has lost 14.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. 22 of its games have gone over the total, while another 22 have gone under and just two have pushed. This season, the team’s 8-15 SU at home.

The Canadiens have converted on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.9 percent of all penalties.

Carey Price (27.2 saves per game) has been the top selection in goal for the Canadiens. Price has 17 wins, 20 losses, and four overtime losses to his credit and has maintained a fairly-weak .904 save percentage and 2.95 goals against average this year.

Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions

Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Canadiens, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • The Flames are 4-0 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Canadiens are 2-1 in shootouts.
  • The total has gone under in four of Montreal’s last five outings.
  • Calgary has managed 29.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Montreal is averaging 35.6 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • The Canadiens this season have tallied the fourth-most hits per game in the NHL (27.7), but the team’s averaged 30.8 over their past five games as the home team.