Winnipeg Jets at Montreal Canadiens
NHL Hockey: Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:30 PM (Bell Center)
Moneyline: Montreal Canadiens -106 / Winnipeg Jets -116
ESPN NHL Pick Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens host the Winnipeg Jets for tonight’s encounter.
Having won for of their last six encounters the Winnipeg Jets now travel to Montreal to take on the Canadiens. However their momentum took a hit as they suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks at home earlier this week. The Jets top the central division with 71 points and are placed just ahead of the Predators who hold onto the second spot with 68pts. Winnipeg is 21-9 in their last 30 games overall and 27-10 in their last 37 games against the Eastern Conference while the under is 3-1-2 in their last 6 road games.
The Montreal Canadiens will look to continue their winning streak after their 4-1 win over the Ducks in their last outing. The Canedians of late have seen a resurgence with three wins from their last four encounters. Their recent string of performances have helped them climb up the standings in the Atlantic Division where the Canadiens sit tied at fourth spot along with the Bruins who are at 66pts. Montreal is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall and 5-2 in their last 7 home games while the under is 8-1 in their last 9 games following a win.
NHL Trends by Cover The Spread 365
Winnipeg is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Winnipeg is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Winnipeg is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Winnipeg is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Winnipeg is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Montreal is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Montreal’s last 15 games
Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
ESPN NHL Pick Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets
Taking it at face value, one could argue that the Jets have a slight advantage over the Canadiens, as they have played exceptinally throughout the season. However we must also keep in mind that Winnipeg is 6-13 in the last 19 meetings between these two teams and 4-11-1 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams in Montreal. Winnipeg has had a less memorable season on the road this time around, also the stats show that the Jets have a terrible record at the Bell Center. The way the Canadiens are playing is not helping the Jets cause either. Montreal have displayed some of their best hockey in the last few weeks and are in the mix of things at the moment. The Jets might be the better team overall but the way the Canadiens are playing will make it hard for them to win. Expect the Canadiens to take this one.
Pick – Montreal Canadiens -106