Stadium: Bell Centre (Montreal)
Anaheim has been unable to beat Montreal in five straight road games. Will Dallas Eakins be able to break their losing streak now? Check the teams’ conditions and expert betting tips. Several betting options are available!Get Your Registration Bonus!
Montreal is having a hopelessly weak regular season, having long ago lost any real chance of making the playoffs, although they played in the Stanley Cup final last season. Alas, the numerous lineup problems that have haunted the Canadiens all year have kept them from improving their results. Over the previous 18 meetings, Dominique Ducharme's wards could get only two wins, and those wins were over Philadelphia and Dallas, which themselves look weak - 3:2 and 5:3, respectively. In mid-January, the Red and Blue appeared to be clinging to points but suffered a devastating 2:8 loss to Minnesota in their last game, which put them even tighter in last place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Anaheim had to resign themselves to being an NHL underdog last season, but now they've managed to make some serious progress by interfering in the battle for a playoff spot. California got off to a great start to the regular season but suffered a severe slump in December and January when they failed 9 of 11 games. Fortunately, Dallas Eakins managed to overcome the setback, as evidenced by the latest results of his wards: first, they defeated Tampa Bay 5:1, then Boston 5:3. The day before, they dropped to Toronto - 3:4, but in the shootout series, they took a point. As a result, Anaheim occupies sixth place in the Western Conference standings, which isn't too bad.
Expert Betting Tips
Anaheim's trip to Montreal hasn't boded well for Anaheim since the last time they won in Quebec City on December 19, 2014, after which all five contests at the Bell Centre ended in favour of the home team. The upcoming game is a perfect chance for the Ducks to end their losing streak. The Canadiens are in terrible form right now, losing to almost everyone in a row, but the Californians themselves have made good progress. Moreover, the first head-to-head battle of the season stayed for Dallas Eakins' wards, so a bet on the victory of Anaheim.
The rivalry between Anaheim and Montreal has been very rich in goals lately. In the last seven encounters, the opponents scored 47 goals (6.71 average per game), which is very respectable. In the current regular season, the teams are also playing offensively, as evidenced by the statistics. In 45 games, there have been 263 goals scored (5.84 average per game), and the Canadiens have scored 244 goals in 41 games (5.95 average per game). Based on this, a total over 5.5 would be optimal.
Troy Terry is having another productive season for Anaheim. In 40 played meetings, the American has already recorded 37 points (23 goals + 14 assists), which allows him to be the best scorer among the Ducks. In addition, he managed to break his record of productivity, although almost half of the regular season is still ahead. He missed four games recently, but he was back in action at the end of January and even scored a goal, confirming his excellent form. In this situation, it is worth looking at a bet on the total over 0.5 points by Troy Terry.