Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Coyotes and Canadiens. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Canadiens at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC. Get ready to place your bets! The Coyotes are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference contest against the Canadiens. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6.5 goals.


The Pick: Montreal Canadiens +1.5

This game will be played at Bell Centre at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.


  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Canadiens winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Canadiens on the moneyline (-106)
  • The Canadiens are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Coyotes Offense Score Enough in Montreal?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Coyotes are in 13th place in the Western Conference with 51 points and a record of 23-30-5. Over their last ten games, Arizona has lost ten straight and is on a seven-game losing streak overall. On the road, the Coyotes are 8-16-5 this season.

When playing in the Central Division, the Coyotes have gone 8-11, and they are 14-20 against Western Conference opponents. In games where they have been favored, Arizona has gone 10-1-1, and they have won five straight games as the favorite.

On the road, the Coyotes have a puck line record of 16-12 and have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten road games. So far this season, Arizona has an average scoring margin of -0.6 goals per game on the road.

Overall, the Coyotes have gone 29-28 against the puck line, including a mark of 24-21 as the underdog. In their last ten games, Arizona has a puck line record of 4-6, and they have gone 12-11 in games decided by more than one goal.

The average goal total for Arizona’s games is sitting at 6.2. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 31-23-3.

Arizona has a 0-3 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Coyotes come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 26th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. In terms of the Coyotes’ offense during power plays, they are 15th in power play goals and 28th in shorthanded goals.

Arizona’s current leading scorer is Clayton Keller. This season, he has 22 goals, which puts him 46th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 30 assists so far.

Defensively, the Canadiens come into the season ranked 3rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.1 shots per game against Montreal. For the season, they are ranked 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Connor Ingram gets the start and has made 34 starts this season. His record at this point is 17-13, and his save percentage is 0.869%.

Taking a Look at the Canadiens Chances at Home

At home this season, the Canadiens are 11-16-3 and have lost two straight games in Montreal. Over their last ten games, the Canadiens are just 2-8 and have lost five straight games overall. In the Eastern Conference, Montreal is in 15th place and has a record of 22-28-8. Against other teams in the Atlantic Division, the Canadiens have gone 4-12.

As the underdog this season, Montreal has gone 18-27-8 and has lost seven straight games when not favored. In their last three games, the Canadiens have gone 0-3, and over their last five games, they are 0-5. With 52 points, Montreal is in 8th place in the division.

Montreal comes into the game with a puck line record of 36-22 and has gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games. Overall, the Canadiens have an average scoring margin of -0.8 goals per game.

So far this season, the Canadiens have been the underdog in 53 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 35-18. Across their last three home games, Montreal has gone 3-0 against the puck line.

Games involving Montreal have an average of 6.4 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.3. In terms of their over/under performance, the Canadiens come in with a record of 30-27-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Arizona has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.

On the offensive side, the Canadiens are scoring an 2.7 goals per game this season, ranking 28th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. The Canadiens went 5-7 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 17-20.

Montreal will be looking for a good game from Nick Suzuki who leads the team in scoring with 22 goals, ranking 39th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 33 assists so far.

Montreal defense takes on the Coyotes ranked 3rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 33.1 shots per game against Montreal. They also are 27th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Sam Montembeault comes into the game having made 26 starts this season. So far, his record is 12-10 and he has a save percentage of 0.757%.