Free Pick Thursday NHL

Free Pick Thursday NHL

Montreal vs. Ottawa, 12/06/2018 19:30 EDT, Score: 5 - 2

Money Line: -114 Montreal

Sportsbook: Betonline

Result: Win

Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach NHL Game #9 Thursday Free Pick Montreal Canadiens Money Line (-) @ Ottawa Senators @ 7:35 ET - The Canadiens are expected to have Carey Price between the pipes and he is 23-9-5 (with three shutouts!) and a sparkling .922 save percentage and 2.32 goals against average against the Senators in his career. Ottawa is likely to counter with Craig Anderson in the crease and he is only 12-12-3 with a rather unimpressive .895 save percentage and a 3.20 goals against average against the Habs in his career. Montreal did lose an outdoor game at Ottawa last season but in their last two games in this building they've outscored the Senators by a margin of 11 to 7. Also, with their 5-2 win on home ice Tuesday, the Canadiens have won their last two home meetings with the Sens by a combined score of 9 to 3. The point is that, even though this game is at the Canadian Tire Centre, the Habs for the most part have had the Senators number in recent meetings (the outdoor game being the only ugly loss). I also like the goalie edge here as the Canadiens have allowed 3 goals or less (and an average of 2.5 goals) in 6 straight games! Conversely, the Senators have allowed 4 or more goals in 15 of their last 21 games! The Habs should prove well worth laying the short price on the road in this one. Free Pick MONTREAL

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