Panthers vs. Canadiens NHL Free Pick
(The Spread) – Will the Montreal Canadiens pick up their first home victory of the season when they host the Florida Panthers at 7:30PM ET?
FLORIDA: The Panthers’ season started off promising when they won three of their first four games. But since then they’ve lost two of their last three, including consecutive 3-0 defeats to Washington and Buffalo. They are coming off a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Saturday as they fight to keep pace with the Capitals in the Southeast. Kris Versteeg leads the team with eight points on 24 shots, while Mike Weaver has a team-best plus/minus of +4.
MONTREAL: After dropping a 5-4 affair in overtime against the Maple Leafs on Saturday, the Canadiens still don’t have a home win this season. They’re now 0-4 on their home ice in Montreal and 1-4-1-1 overall. Andrei Kostitsyn has a team-high five points while Yannick Weber leads the Habs with a plus/minus of +4 and Carey Price has a GAA of 3.13.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the host Canadiens as –125 money line favorites over the visiting Panthers, who are +115 on the ML. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at five goals.
FREE PICK: Take Montreal. The Habs are past due to pick up their first victory at home and according to latest NHL trends, the favorite is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams. The Panthers are also 1-4 in their last five games against the Canadiens and 1-5 in their last six road games versus Montreal.
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