Montreal Canadienes vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11-17-22

Montreal Canadienes vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Montreal Canadienes vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Montreal Canadiens will be in Ohio at Nationwide Arena in Columbus to face off with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday evening.

 

The Canadiens come into this match-up on Thursday after ending a three-game winning streak with a 4-goal loss at home to the New Jersey Devils at 1-5.

 

Montreal is 8-7-1 on 17 points and 6th in the Atlantic Division with a road record of 3-3-1 on the season. In their recent loss to New Jersey, RW  Evgenii Dadonov of the Canadiens owned the only goal scored for Montreal.

 

Goalie Jake Allen was guarding the net for Montreal and tallied 34 saves of 38 shots attempted on goal with a save percentage of .895 in the loss.     

 

Montreal Center Nick Suzuki led the way in goal scoring with 10 and in points with 19 on the season. Kirby Dach is the top setter for the Canadiens with 10 assists made this year.

 

Montreal goaltender Jake Allen marked a 5-6-0 record in his starts on the net with a .901 save percentage and has given away 3.29 goals per match.

 

The Montreal Canadiens compiled an average of 2.94 goals while their defense gave up an average of 3.31 goals per game for the season.

 

Montreal is 0-5 straight up in its last 5 contests versus Columbus. The totals went UNDER in 6 of the Canadiens’ last 7 road matches.

 

Montreal is 1-7 SU in its last 8 outings on the road with the Blue Jackets. The totals went UNDER in 6 of the Canadiens last 7 games versus a rival from the Eastern Conference.    

 

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Montreal Canadienes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Predictions 11/17/2022

 

The Columbus Blue Jackets stayed at home and are looking for their second straight win coming to this match-up after a 5-4 overtime win at home over the Flyers.

 

Columbus placed last at 5-9-1 on 11 points in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-5-0 home record this year. The Blue Jackets took a 4-2 lead in the third period but allowed the Flyers to score two unanswered goals that pushed the game into overtime.

 

Vladislav Gavrikov stands as the hero in the winning goal in overtime while Center Boone Jenner scored two goals in leading the way for Columbus.

 

The Blue Jackets won two of the last five contests played with both wins earned versus the Philadelphia Flyers. LW Johnny Gaudreau and Center Boone Jenner led the way for Columbus after compiling 5 goals apiece.

 

Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins took most of the starts on goal for Columbus acquiring a 2-5-0 record with a save percentage of .864 for the season.      

 

The totals went OVER in 5 of the Blue Jackets last 6 games and Columbus is 2-6 straight up in its last 8 outings played.

 

The totals went OVER in 9 of the Blue Jackets’ last 11 home matches and Columbus is 7-1 SU in its last 8 contests when playing at home versus Montreal. 

 

Montreal Canadiens vs. Columbus Blue Jackets. The NHL Pick for this contest is Montreal -115. These teams have their own struggle in finding ways to win games and both are giving up lots of goals in their matches.

 

The Canadiens have a better defense on their net and played good hockey just recently after winning three of their last five. Prediction: Montreal will win 3-2.   

 

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Montreal Canadienes vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH 

 

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022                        

                                                      

TV: BSOH, NHLPP/ESPN+

 

NHL Odds/Point Spread: Montreal Canadiens -115             

 

NHL Totals: 6.5   

 

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