Canadiens vs. Penguins Friday Prediction
The over has been profitable when the Canadiens visit the Penguins in Pittsburgh, but should bettors buck that trend tonight? The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. ET.
079 Montreal Canadiens (+160) at 080 Pittsburgh Penguins (-180); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, February 14, 2020
PPG PAINTS Arena
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 78% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Penguins to win on the money line.
Montreal Canadiens Fantasy Spin
Carey Price is expected to start on Friday. Price stopped 34 of 37 shots in a 4-1 loss to Boston on Wednesday. He has a 24-20-4 record, 2.71 GAA, and .913 save percentage in 48 contests this season.
Pittsburgh Penguins Fantasy Spin
Matt Murray allowed two goals on 38 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 home loss in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Murray slips to 16-7-5 with a 2.82 goals-against average and .902 save percentage across his 30 appearances. It wasn't a bad showing against a high-octane offense. He needs all the good performances he can get if he wants to eat into All-Star Tristan Jarry's role and wrestle a majority of the starts back.
The Canadiens are 4-1 in their last five road games but have dropped four out of five when they’re listed as a road underdog.
The Penguins are 20-8 in their last 28 games overall and are 140-65 in their last 205 home games.
The over is 7-1-3 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams in Pittsburgh but I’m going to buck that trend tonight. That’s because the under is 4-1 in the Canadiens’ last five road games, is 15-5-1 in their last 21 games overall and is 11-4 in their last 15 games when they’re coming off a loss of three or more goals. The under is also 5-1 in the Penguins’ last six games versus a team with a losing record, is 7-3-1 in their last 11 games versus Eastern Conference teams and is 5-2 in their last seven games coming off two days of rest.
Friday NHL Prediction: Candiens/Penguins UNDER 6