Blackhawks vs. Canadiens Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -132 money line favorites versus the Canadiens, who are +122 on the ML for tonight's game. Chicago is 29-8-9 overall and 14-5-3 on the road this year, while Montreal is 25-15-5 overall and 13-7-3 at home. The total for tonight's game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as -123 money line favorites but their odds have climbed to -132, while the Canadiens' odds have gone from +114 up to +122 at most online books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 88% of bettors favor the Hawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Chicago. According to latest NHL trends, the Blackhawks are 22-8 in their last 30 games versus Eastern Conference foes and 24-9 in their last 33 games after scoring two goals or less in their previous contest. They're also 5-2 in their last seven games versus Atlantic foes and 81-36 in their last 117 games overall, while the Habs are just 2-5 in their last seven home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -132