Avalanche at Canadiens 1/12/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Colorado Avalanche vs. Montreal Canadiens
NHL: 7:00 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : MON -123 Total 6
The Avalanche are a team that has been playing really well on the season and have definitely shown themselves as being a good team compared to what they were before. The Avalanche have had some struggles on the road and that is something the Avalanche would like to be able to overcome, but it could be a challenge as the Canadiens are a good team as well.
The Avalanche have been able to rely on Mikko Rantanen who has scored a total of 68 points on the year with 48 assist. When it comes to the goal scoring the Avalanche have relied on Gabriel Landeskog who has scored a total of 27 goals.
For the Canadiens the team has been playing at a level that is close to being some of the best in the NHL, but the Canadiens are still a team that has had some struggles on the season so far. The problem is the Canadiens are a team that has had some problems when playing at home as they are only 2 games over the five hundred mark on the year.
The Canadiens on the season have been able to rely on Max Domi to do the scoring with 39 points total and 25 assist on the season. The Canadiens have been able to rely on Brendan Gallagher with a total of 17 goals on the year.
Recent Betting Trends:
Avalanche are 1-8 in their last 9 overall.
Canadiens are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record.
Over is 18-7-2 in Avalanche last 27 vs. Atlantic.
Under is 4-0 in Canadiens last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Betting Pick: Colorado Avalanche +113
The Avalanche have been playing some great hockey on the season and even on the road the Avalanche have been able to pick up quite a few wins on the season. The Canadiens, though, do not have as strong of a player as Rantanen to rely on and that is going to make a difference in the game here as the Avalanche are led by Rantanen to bring home a win. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Avalanche win 4-2.