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Montreal Canadiens at Dallas Stars 1/18/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens Odds & Info

Game Dallas Stars vs Montreal Canadiens
Date & Time Tuesday January 18, 2022, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Latest odds
DAL -265 ; O/U 5.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Montreal Canadiens play the second half of a back-to-back on Tuesday when visiting Dallas after playing Monday at home against the New Jersey Devils. Montreal is 7-24-5 with 19 points and is last in the Atlantic division. The Canadians are five points behind their closest competitor Ottawa. Montreal was defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday in their most recent game.

Nick Suzuki is leading Montreal in goals scored with seven, assists with 12 and points with 19. In goal, Sam Montembeault is 1-6-3 with a goals-against average of 3.89 and save percentage of .895. Montreal is scoring an average of 2.08 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.64 goals per game. Montreal's power play scores 11.0% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 72.9% of the time.

Dallas looks to snap a two-game losing streak when hosting Montreal on Tuesday. Dallas is 18-15-2 with 38 points and sixth in the Central Division, 13 points behind co-leaders Colorado and Nashville. Dallas was defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday 7-1 for their second consecutive loss and third in the last four games.

Joe Pavelski is leading Dallas in goals scored with 15, assists with 21 and points with 36. In goal, Jake Oettinger is 9-3-0 with a goals-against average of 2.47 and save percentage of .915. Dallas is scoring an average of 2.77 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.00 goals per game. The Dallas power play scores 25.5% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 77.6% of the time.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Montreal is 16-35 in its last 51
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Canadiens last 5 versus a team in the Central division
  • Dallas is 20-6 in its last 26 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in 14 of the Stars last 20

Free NHL Pick:

Under 5.5

Dallas will be playing at home and well-rested, while Montreal will be playing the back half of a back-to-back. However, the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in 14 of the Stars' last 20 and in 11 of the last 16 Dallas has played against an opponent from the Eastern Conference. The UNDER has also cashed in four of Montreal's last five versus an opponent from the Central Division. Montreal is scoring an average of only 2.08 goals per game and Dallas scores an average of only 2.77 goals per game. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Stars win but our best play is UNDER 3-1.

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