Game: Hockey NHL: Montreal Canadiens v Colorado Avalanche Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NHL Betting Odds & Lines, Canadiens vs Avalanche Picks & Canadiens vs Avalanche Predictions
Date: Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018
Start time: 8:30 PM EST, Pepsi Center
TV Channel: RSN
Best Colorado Avalanche Lines: (-148) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Over/Under 6: – SPORTSBETTING
In a game from NHL, we will see Montreal Canadiens at Colorado Avalanche.
Montreal Canadiens start their six-game road trip with a game against Colorado. Montreal has already won 2 of its 3 road games in December and it will be hoping for another positive outcome in this one. The Canadiens were shut out by Boston on Monday when Carey Price allowed 4 goals on 35 shots faced while Jaroslav Halak stopped all of the 22 shot attempts. Montrйal is averaging 3.2 goals per game while allowing 3.3 per contest.
Colorado has been one of the best teams on the road this season but the Avalanche haven’t been as good at home and that is why they are so inconsistent. Semyon Varlamov will be in goal for Colorado. The Avalanche goalie is having a remarkable season, going 11-8-3 with a 2.79 GAA and a .913 save percentage. The Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game while allowing 3.1.
Both teams are very evenly matched and Montreal has done enough to convince me that the team has the skills to pull off an upset here. I’m going for the spread in this one and I believe that the Canadiens will be able to stay competitive even late in the game.