Predators vs. Canadiens Prediction

Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens 1/5/19, Prediction & Odds

The Nashville Predators have struggled to put together wins as of late heading into tonight's contest on the road at the Montreal Canadiens. Can Nashville secure a win for its third victory in its last four contests on the heels of a six-game losing skid?

Game Snapshot

11 Nashville Predators at 12 Montreal Canadiens

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Bell Centre at 7:05PM ET

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Canadiens are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Predators are a +110 underdog, while the over-under is set at 6 goals. As of Saturday afternoon, 65 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Nashville. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Predators fall at Red Wings

Nashville lost 4-3 in overtime at Detroit Friday night as the hosts scored the game-winner with 24.9 seconds left in the extra session. The Predators took a 1-0 lead through one period as P.K. Subban found the back of the net. Mattias Ekholm and Rocco Grimaldi provided assists. Nashville (24-15-3) extended it to 2-0 early in the second on a goal by Craig Smith with assists going to Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi. Detroit scored twice in the second period and once in the third to go ahead 3-2, but the Predators tied it with 1:16 remaining on a goal by Ryan Johansen. Calle Jarnkrok assisted on the goal. Pekka Rinne allowed four goals on 39 shots in the winning effort.

Canadiens shut down Canucks

Montreal secured its second straight win and fifth in six games Thursday night with a 2-0 home victory over Vancouver. Carey Price returned to action from an injury to post the shutout as he made 33 saves. Jordie Benn gave Montreal a 1-0 in the first period with his third goal of the season, assisted by Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Joel Armia. Jonathan Drouin made it 2-0 in the second period with his eighth goal on an assist from Max Domi.

NHL Betting Trends

Nashville

The Predators are 1-11 in their last 12 road games. Nashville is 14-5 in its last 19 games versus the Eastern Conference.

Montreal

The Canadiens are 4-1 in their last five home games. Montreal is 14-32 in its last 46 games versus the Central Division.

Prediction:

Price was outstanding in his last start and should be back in net tonight against a Predators team that has been awful in their last dozen road games. Ride the hot goalie and take the hosts, who are playing strong hockey as a collective as of late.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: MONTREAL CANADIENS -130

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