Anaheim Ducks at Montreal Canadiens 12/18/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 12/17/2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET
Bell Centre in Montreal
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The Anaheim Ducks will head north of the border and take on the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday evening. The Ducks have the most points in all of the NHL. Anaheim holds a 21-7-5 record for 47 points. The next best in the Western Conference is Chicago with 45 points.
For Montreal, they are second in the Atlantic Division with a 20-10-2 record and 42 points. The Canadiens have won three straight games.
The Canadiens beat Carolina 4-1 on Tuesday night. In the win, Brandon Purst scored his second goal of the season to get Montreal on the board. Following that Alex Galchenyuck added his 7th to lead the way. Montreal is scoring 2.5 goals per game and allowing 2.5 as well. The Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec leads the team with 22 points, but P.K. Subban is the top assist man with 14 and Max Pacioretty has team high 13 goals.
The Anaheim Ducks took their biggest deficit of the season; 6-2 on Tuesday. The Ducks are 13th in the league with 2.8 goals per game and 10th allowing 2.5 goals per game. The top scorer for Anaheim has been Ryan Getzlaf, with 23 assists and 10 goals. Goaltending for the Ducks has been anchored by Frederick Anderson with a 17-4-4 record. Anderson allowed 4 goals on 20 shots in the loss on Tuesday.
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
Anaheim Ducks are 21-12-0 Against the Spread
Anaheim Ducks are 13-18-0 against the Over/Under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
Montreal Canadiens are 20-12-0 Against the Spread
Montreal Canadiens are 11-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/17/14 RW Kyle Palmieri Shoulder is downgraded to out indefinitely
12/09/14 RW Corey Perry Knee out 3-4 weeks
12/03/14 D Eric Brewer Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
11/28/14 D Francois Beauchemin Finger out 4-6 weeks
11/14/14 LW Dany Heatley Groin out indefinitely
11/04/14 GO John Gibson Groin expected to miss 6 weeks
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
12/16/14 D Bryan Allen Flu "?" Thursday vs Anaheim
12/12/14 D Mike Weaver Concussion out indefinitely
12/10/14 C Lars Eller Upper Body expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim
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