Looking to win big? The Kraken and Canadiens face off at 7:30 ET on ROOT. The Canadiens are hosting the game at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC. In this non-conference matchup, the Kraken are the betting favorite against Canadiens. The over/under for the game is 6.5 goals.

SEATTLE KRAKEN VS MONTREAL CANADIENS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Montreal Canadiens +1.5

This game will be played at Bell Centre at 7:30 ET on Monday, December 4th.

WHY BET THE MONTREAL CANADIENS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Canadiens winning this one 4-2.
  • We like the Canadiens on the moneyline (+127)
  • The Canadiens are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Kraken Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

Coming into their game vs. Canadiens, the Kraken have a 8-11-6 record. They hold a 4-6-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 4-5-5 on the road. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 5th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 11th.

In terms of the puck line, Seattle are 12-13. When playing on the road against the puck line, they are 9-5, while their overall home performance is 3-8. This season, Seattle’s games have an average of 6.2 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Kraken come in with an over/under performance of 13-10-2.

Through their last three road games, Seattle has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Kraken are averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 24th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. In terms of the Kraken’s offense during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 15th in shorthanded goals.

Seattle will be looking for a good game from Jared McCann who leads the team in scoring with 11 goals, ranking 34th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, McCann has 5 assists this season.

Entering the game, the Canadiens’ defense ranks 28th in takeaways, averaging 5.2 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 4th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.4 goals per game.

Goalie Philipp Grubauer gets the start and has made 14 starts this season. His record at this point is 5-7, and his save percentage is 88.2%.

Can the Canadiens Lock in a Home Win?

This season, the Canadiens currently hold an overall record of 10-12-3. When playing on the road, Montreal has a 5-4-2 record, while they are 5-8-1 at home. They are currently positioned 6th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 13th in the Eastern conference.

Analyzing their performance against the puck line, Montreal has a 13-11 record. On the road they are 7-4 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is6-7. On average, Montreal’s games have finished with 6.5 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.4. In total, the Canadiens come in with an over/under record of 12-12-0.

Although Montreal has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

Offensively, the Canadiens come into the game at 2.8 goals per contest placing 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 24th position in the league. Coming into the game, the Canadiens have 2-1 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 8-11.

Montreal will be looking for a good game from Cole Caufield who leads the team in scoring with 7 goals, ranking 91st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 12 assists so far.

The Canadiens’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 28th in takeaways and an average of 5.2 takeaways per contest. They hold 4th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.4 goals given up per game.

Goalie Sam Montembeault comes into the game having made nine starts this season. So far, his record is 5-3 and he has a save percentage of 91%.