Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Blues and Canadiens. The game is starting at 1:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Canadiens at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC. Get ready to place your bets! The Blues are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6 goals.

ST. LOUIS BLUES VS MONTREAL CANADIENS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Montreal Canadiens +1.5

This game will be played at Bell Centre at 1:00 ET on Sunday, February 11th.

WHY BET THE MONTREAL CANADIENS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-2 win for the Canadiens.
  • We like the Canadiens on the moneyline (-104)
  • The Canadiens are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Is It the Blues Game to Lose on the Road?

So far this season, the Blues have gone 27-21-2, putting them in 4th place in the Central Division and 8th in the Western Conference. On the road, St. Louis has gone 12-12-1 and have won their last four games away from home. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Blues have gone 16-14.

Over their last ten games, St. Louis has gone 6-4 and have won four of their last five games overall. As the favorite, the Blues have gone 6-8-0 this season and have been the underdog in 36 of their 50 games.

St. Louis has gone 29-21 against the puck line this year, including a road mark of 13-12. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin sits at -.2 goals per game.

So far, the Blues have been the underdog in 36 games and have gone 24-12 against the puck line in those contests. In their last ten games, the team has gone 7-3 against the puck line.

On average, St. Louis’ games have finished with 6 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Blues come in with an over/under record of 20-25-5.

In their last three road games, St. Louis has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

When looking at their offense, the Blues have an average of 2.8 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 27th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blues offense is 26th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 3rd in the NHL.

St. Louis’ leading scorer is Jake Neighbours. So far, he has 17 goals which is 65th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 4 assists so far.

Entering the game, the Canadiens’ defense ranks 29th in takeaways, averaging 5.4 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 3rd in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.

Goalie Jordan Binnington gets the start and has made 33 starts this season. His record at this point is 17-13, and his save percentage is 0.942%.

Will the Canadiens Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

At home this season, the Canadiens are 10-13-3 and have been the underdog in 47 of their 51 games. In the Atlantic Division, Montreal is in 6th place with a record of 4-11. Over their last ten games, the Canadiens have gone 4-6.

Overall, Montreal is 21-22-8 and in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other teams from the East, the Canadiens have gone 12-16 this season. In their last five games, Montreal has gone 2-3.

Montreal enters this game with a puck line record of 32-19 and they have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far this year, the Canadiens have gone 15-11 against the puck line at home, and their average scoring margin at home is at -0.9 goals per game.

As the underdog, Montreal has gone 32-15 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -0.8 goals per game. The Canadiens have gone 4-0 against the puck line in their last four games and 15 of their 47 games as the underdog have been decided by multiple goals.

On average, Montreal’s games have finished with 6.3 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 26-24-1.

In their last three road games, St. Louis has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

When looking at their offense, the Canadiens have an average of 2.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 28th in the league. In terms of the Canadiens’ offense during power plays, they are 17th in power play goals and 16th in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for Montreal’s offense is Cole Caufield. Coming into the game he has 17 goals, ranking 58th in the NHL. Caufield also comes into the game with 24 assists.

Entering the game, the Canadiens’ defense ranks 29th in takeaways, averaging 5.4 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 3rd in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.

Goalie Jake Allen gets the start and has made 17 starts this season. His record at this point is 5-9, and his save percentage is 0.611%.