Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks Free Prediction


The Montreal Canadiens, led by Max Domi and Jonathan Drouin, are prepared to take the ice against Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center in an Original Six tilt. The match will get underway at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, and it will be broadcasted live on Sportsnet.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks Odds

Chicago (+100) is currently the underdog to Montreal (-120), and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).

Montreal is 14-15 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.6 units this season. Through 29 regular season outings, 15 of its games have gone over the total, while 13 have gone under and just one has pushed. This 2018-19 Canadiens team is 6-7 SU on the road.

Montreal has converted on just 14.3 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 29th in the NHL. Its penalty kill is ranked 18th out of 31 teams, and the team’s successfully killed off 78.3 percent of all penalties..

Sporting a .900 save percentage and 26.5 saves per game, Carey Price (10-12-4) has been the best option in goal for Montreal this year. If head coach Claude Julien chooses to rest him, however, Montreal could turn to Antti Niemi (4-3-1), who has a .893 save percentage and 3.61 goals against average this year.

Chicago is 9-21 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. 16 of its games have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under and just two have pushed. It’s 5-8 SU as the home team this season.

The Blackhawks have converted on just 11.5 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 32nd in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 31st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 72.9 percent of all opponent power plays.

Corey Crawford has stopped 28.5 shots per game as the top choice in goal for the Blackhawks. Crawford has five wins, 14 losses, and one OT loss to his name and has registered a pedestrian 3.22 goals against average and a subpar .902 save percentage this year.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks Betting Picks

NHL Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Blackhawks, O/U \u2013 Over

Betting Notes

  • For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in four of their past five outings.
  • Montreal has attempted 34.3 shots per contest overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 31.0 in its last five road outings.
  • Six of Chicago’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals. The team is 1-5 overall in those games.
  • Montreal skaters have accounted for the league’s third-most hits per game (27.5), but that number’s down to just 21.6 hits over their last five away games.