Stadium: Bell Centre (Montreal)
18.02.2022 03:00 MSK
Prediction for the NHL Montreal Canadiens vs St. Louis Blues match, which will take place on February 18. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Montreal has had a disastrous regular season, being the league's leading underdog. It's even more surprising because the Canadiens struggled last summer in the Stanley Cup final but are now going through the most challenging times. Permanent injuries and a steady stream of players on the covid-protocol have never allowed the Red and Blue to make progress. There seemed to be a slight upturn in mid-February when they scored in three straight games, but they've lost the last ten games consistently once again. Of course, Montreal now sits in last place in the Eastern Conference standings, and Martin St Louis is now in charge of pulling the club out of there.
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis has had a very steady regular season, with no significant setbacks. Craig Berube's team wins more often than they lose, which is why they are among the league leaders. The minor crisis for the Musicians attempted to begin in January and February when they lost three meetings out of four. Still, they defeated Chicago and Ottawa with a score of 5:1 and 5:2, respectively, which confirmed their good current form. The Missouri team is especially pleased that the Russians continue to play well, leading St. Louis, which sits third in the Western Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Montreal and St. Louis are currently at an incomparable level. While the Canadiens are approaching the upcoming game with a streak of ten straight defeats, the Musicians have defeated Chicago and Ottawa in turn in their last two games, which is why they are now in the group of leaders. In the current regular championship, the opponents had already met once when the Blue-Yellows confirmed their status as favourites. They won with a score of 4:1. Therefore, we suggest betting on a St Louis win for 1.35.
St. Louis is having a lot of fun in the regular season, and they've been on a roll lately, scoring and conceding. In their previous six games with the Musicians, they've allowed 43 goals (7.17 goals per game average), which is very respectable even for an NHL team. Montreal also frequently produces goals, but they concede more than they score. Their combined total in 48 games has been 297 (6.19 goals per game average). Based on this, we suggest betting on the total over (6) for 1.87.
Brandon Saad has long been a hockey player who has only played for two NHL teams but has been on the move lately. He is spending the regular season with St. Louis, proving to be a great player. The workplace change has benefited him, as the American managed to restart. In 43 games this season, he's already scored 26 points (15 goals + 11 assists), which is a very respectable number. In such a situation, we suggest betting on Brandon Saad Total Over 0.5 for 3.4.