Looking to win big? The Hurricanes and Canadiens face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Canadiens are hosting the game at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC. The Hurricanes are favored by -1.5 in a Eastern conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 6 goals.


The Pick: Montreal Canadiens +1.5

This game will be played at Bell Centre at 7:00 ET on Saturday, March 30th.


  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Canadiens to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Canadiens on the moneyline (+206)
  • The Canadiens are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Hurricanes Lock in a Win at Montreal?

With 99 points, the Carolina Hurricanes come into tonight's game in second place in the Eastern Conference and second in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3, and they are 46-21-7 overall.

On the road, Carolina has gone 21-12-3, and they have been favored in 67 of their 74 games this season. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Hurricanes have gone 31-13, and they have been favored in 43 of their 67 games against conference opponents.

On the road, Carolina's puck line record this season is 15-21, and their average scoring differential away from home is +.6 goals per game. Overall, the Hurricanes' puck line record is 31-43, including going 29-17 in games that they have won by multiple goals.

So far this season, the Hurricanes have been favored in 67 of their games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 27-40. In their last ten games, Carolina's puck line record is 4-6, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games on the road.

The average goal total for Carolina's games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 30-43-1.

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

On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. The Carolina offense is ranked 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 8th in the NHL.

Carolina's leading scorer is Sebastian Aho. So far, he has 32 goals which is 22nd in the NHL. Aho also comes into the game with 51 assists.

Defensively, the Canadiens are currently 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.4 shots per game against Montreal. They also are 24th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov comes into the game having made 36 starts this season. So far, his record is 19-13 and he has a save percentage of 0.7%.

Will the Canadiens Win at Bell Centre?

At home this season, the Canadiens have gone 14-17-4 and are currently riding a three-game winning streak. In the Eastern Conference standings, Montreal is in 15th place and has an overall record of 28-32-12. Against teams from the Atlantic Division, the Canadiens have gone 4-16 this year.

As the underdog, Montreal has gone 23-31-12 this season and has won three straight games when not favored. Over their last ten games, the Canadiens are 4-6 and have gone 3-0 in their last three games.

On the season, Montreal has an average scoring margin of -.6 goals per game. So far, they have had 17 wins by one goal and 11 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten home games, the Canadiens have gone 9-1 against the puck line.

As the underdog, Montreal has a puck line record of 45-21. Overall, their puck line record is at 47-25, and their current puck line win streak is at three games. This season, the Canadiens have been the underdog in all but six games.

The average goal total for Montreal's games is sitting at 6.2. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Canadiens come in with an over/under record of 35-35-2.

Although Carolina has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.

On the offensive side, the Canadiens are scoring an 2.7 goals per game this season, ranking 27th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 28th in the league. Montreal's offense is currently ranked 21st in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the league.

Montreal's leading goal scorer is Nick Suzuki. So far this season, he has 30 goals, placing him 25th in the NHL. Suzuki also comes into the game with 39 assists.

Montreal defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Montreal. They also are 24th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Sam Montembeault has started 34 games this season. His current record stands at 14-13, and his save percentage is 0.764%.