Can Canadiens win sixth straight?
PITTSBURGH, PA (TheSpread) – The Montreal Canadiens are looking to claim their sixth-straight win on Saturday when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7PM ET.
Pittsburgh is 24-9-5 on the season and 15-5-1 at home while Montreal is 25-11-2 overall and 12-7-1 on the road. Pittsburgh has won five of its last seven against Montreal, including a 4-0 win on the road on Nov. 18. These two have scored five goals or more in four of their last five meetings.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Penguins are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -150 to win, while the Canadiens are getting odds of +130 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.
Montreal has won five straight entering tonight’s contest, four of which have been on the road. They have held their last nine opponents to two goals or less, going 8-1 in that span. The Canadiens have pushed or hit the under in eight of their last 10 games. Pittsburgh has won two straight games, both at home, but they are just 1-3 in their last four as a favorite of -140 or greater. The Penguins have hit the under in three of their last four games.