The Canadiens and Red Wings are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Red Wings will host the game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. This Atlantic division matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Red Wings are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Canadiens.

MONTREAL CANADIENS VS DETROIT RED WINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Detroit Red Wings -1.5

This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, April 15th.

WHY BET THE DETROIT RED WINGS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Canadiens winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Canadiens on the moneyline (+167)
  • The Canadiens are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Canadiens Win on the Road?

On the road this season, the Canadiens have gone 14-17-10 and are 25-36-14 as the underdog. In the Eastern Conference, Montreal is in 15th place and 8th in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, the Canadiens have gone 4-6 and have dropped four of their last five games.

For the year, Montreal has a record of 30-37-14 and has gone 16-32 against the Eastern Conference. As the underdog, the Canadiens have lost three straight games and have gone 1-2 over their last three games.

Montreal enters the game with a puck line record of 51-29 this season and has gone 3-0 against the puck line in their last three games. So far, the Canadiens have had 17 wins by just one goal and have a total of 25 losses by more than one goal.

As the underdog, Montreal has a puck line record of 49-25, and they have gone 26-14 against the puck line on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road is at -0.8 goals per game, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten road games.

For the season, Montreal's games have finished with an average of 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Canadiens have an over/under record of 40-38-2.

In their last three road games, Montreal has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. The team's record in this stretch was 0-3 while going 2-1.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Canadiens are averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 27th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 28th in the league. This season, the Canadiens are 6-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 24-27 record.

Montreal's current leading scorer is Nick Suzuki. This season, he has 33 goals, which puts him 25th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Suzuki has 43 assists this season.

Defensively, the Red Wings come into the season ranked 6th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Detroit. For the season, they are ranked 19th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Sam Montembeault gets the start and has made 39 starts this season. His record at this point is 16-15, and his save percentage is 0.776%.

Do the Red Wings Have What it Takes at Home?

At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 22-13-5, and they have been favored in 26 of their 80 games. In the Eastern Conference standings, Detroit is in 9th place, and in the Atlantic Division, they are in 5th place. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone just 3-7.

For the year, Detroit has a record of 39-32-9, and in games against other Eastern Conference teams, they have gone 23-25. When playing as the favorite, the Red Wings have gone 16-6-4, and against other teams in the Atlantic Division, they have gone 13-11.

So far this season, the Red Wings have gone 46-34 against the puck line, including going 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten games. Overall, Detroit has 23 wins by more than one goal compared to 21 losses by two or more goals.

At home, the Red Wings have gone 23-17 against the puck line this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +.6 goals per contest. In their last ten home games, Detroit has gone just 5-5 against the puck line.

Games involving Detroit have an average of 6.7 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.4. In terms of their over/under performance, the Red Wings come in with a record of 44-36-0.

Across their last three road contests, Montreal has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-3, while averaging 2 goals per game.

The Red Wings come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 9th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 24th in the league. This season, the Red Wings have a 11-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 27-22 record.

Detroit will be looking for a good game from Dylan Larkin who leads the team in scoring with 33 goals, ranking 24th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 34 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Red Wings head into the game ranked 6th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.4 shots per game against Detroit. So far, they are 19th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Goalie Alex Lyon gets the start and has made 42 starts this season. His record at this point is 20-18, and his save percentage is 0.807%.