The Panthers and Canadiens are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Canadiens will host the game at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC. In this division matchup, the Panthers are favored by -1.5 against the Canadiens. The over/under for the game is 6 goals.

FLORIDA PANTHERS VS MONTREAL CANADIENS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Montreal Canadiens +1.5

This game will be played at Bell Centre at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, April 2nd.

WHY BET THE MONTREAL CANADIENS:

  • The Panthers enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Panthers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Canadiens (+1.5)

Are the Panthers Ready for a Road Win?

Florida has a record of 47-23-5 and is 4th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Atlantic Division. On the road this season, the Panthers are 25-10-3, and they have been favored in 61 of their 75 games, going 41-18-2 in those contests. Over their last ten games, Florida has gone just 3-7, and they have lost two of their last three games.

For the season, the Panthers have scored 240 goals and allowed 207. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, Florida is 28-15, and they have gone 13-7 against other teams in the Atlantic Division. Over their last five games, the Panthers have gone 2-3.

Florida comes into this game with a puck line record of 36-39 overall and 25-13 on the road. So far, the Panthers have 29 wins by multiple goals and 18 by just one goal.

Over their last ten road games, Florida has gone 8-2 against the puck line. Their average scoring margin on the road this year is +1.1 goals per game.

This season, Florida’s games have an average of 5.7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.3. The Panthers come in with an over/under performance of 28-44-3.

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

On offense, the Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. Florida’s offense comes into the game ranked 3rd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the NHL.

Florida’s leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. So far, he has 52 goals which is 2nd in the NHL. Reinhart also comes into the game with 35 assists.

Montreal defense takes on the Panthers ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.3 shots per game against Montreal. They also are 25th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Montreal, goalie Anthony Stolarz has started 21 games in this season. His current record is 14-6, and his save percentage stands at 0.509%.

Can Montreal Pull Off a Home Win?

At home this season, the Canadiens have a record of 14-18-4, and in the Eastern Conference, they are in 15th place. Against other teams in the Atlantic Division, Montreal has gone 4-16, and overall, their record is 28-33-12. Over their last ten games, the Canadiens have gone 4-6, and in their last five games, they are 3-2.

As the underdog this season, Montreal has gone 23-32-12, and when playing teams from the Eastern Conference, they have gone 14-27. In their last three games, the Canadiens have gone 2-1, and as the underdog, they have lost their last two games.

Montreal enters the game with a puck line record of 47-26 and has gone 45-22 against the puck line as an underdog this season. The Canadiens have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last 10 games and have 11 wins by multiple goals.

So far, Montreal has an average scoring margin of -0.7 goals per game and has gone 23-13 against the puck line at home. In their last three home games, the Canadiens have gone 2-1 against the puck line.

On average, Montreal’s games have finished with 6.2 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Canadiens come in with an over/under record of 35-36-2.

Across their last three road contests, Florida has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.

On offense, the Canadiens are averaging 2.7 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. In terms of the Canadiens’ offense during power plays, they are 22nd in power play goals and 22nd in shorthanded goals.

Montreal’s leading goal scorer is Nick Suzuki. So far this season, he has 30 goals, placing him 26th in the NHL. Suzuki also comes into the game with 39 assists.

Defensively, the Canadiens are currently 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.3 shots per game against Montreal. They also are 25th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Florida, goalie Cayden Primeau has started 17 games in this season. His current record is 8-7, and his save percentage stands at 0.464%.