Arizona Coyotes vs. Montreal Canadiens Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 27

Nov 9, 2023; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller (9) controls the puck against the St. Louis Blues during the second period at Enterprise Center.
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We have your Arizona Coyotes vs. Montreal Canadiens prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Arizona Coyotes hit the road to face the Montreal Canadiens.

The Arizona Coyotes (23-29-5) are set to face off against the Montreal Canadiens (22-28-8) in a matchup where both teams are desperate to snap their losing streaks. With the Coyotes on a 12-game skid and the Canadiens on a 5-game downturn, this game is a critical opportunity for both sides to turn their fortunes around.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Montreal Canadiens Odds Info

Moneyline: Arizona Coyotes -110 (BetMGM) / Montreal Canadiens -110 (BetMGM)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Arizona Coyotes +200 (BetMGM) / Montreal Canadiens -250 (BetMGM)

Total: 6.0 – +102 (BetRivers) / -124 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Bell Centre – Montreal, QC


Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends

  • This season, the Arizona Coyotes have hit 33 overs and 24 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Arizona Coyotes have hit 17 overs and 11 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the Arizona Coyotes have hit 28 overs and 18 unders.

Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends

  • This season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit 30 overs and 28 unders.
  • At home this season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit 16 overs and 14 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit 1 over and 4 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Montreal Canadiens and the Arizona Coyotes have faced off three times, with the Canadiens winning two of those encounters and the Coyotes claiming victory in one. These matchups occurred between October 2022 and November 2023, showcasing a competitive edge between the teams. In terms of betting statistics, the Canadiens have consistently outperformed expectations, covering the spread in all three games, while the Coyotes have not managed to cover the spread in any of the meetings. The over/under betting results have leaned towards the under, with two of the three games not surpassing the predetermined point total. The home team has emerged victorious in two of the three games, indicating a slight home-ice advantage. Key statistics from these games reveal that the Canadiens have been more successful in faceoffs, winning a majority in two of the three games. The Coyotes, on the other hand, have had a higher number of shots on goal in two out of the three games, suggesting a more aggressive offensive strategy.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on November 2, 2023, with the Arizona Coyotes edging out the Montreal Canadiens with a final score of 3-2. The Coyotes, playing as the home team and favorites with a closing moneyline of -137, managed to secure the win despite the Canadiens’ efforts. Nick Schmaltz of the Coyotes was particularly instrumental in the victory, scoring two goals, including the game-winner. The Canadiens’ Sean Monahan and Brendan Gallagher both contributed to their team’s score, with Gallagher also assisting on Monahan’s goal. The game was tightly contested, with the Coyotes taking 35 shots on goal to the Canadiens’ 30, and both teams recording 19 hits each. The Canadiens dominated the faceoff circle, winning 40 faceoffs to the Coyotes’ 23. However, the Coyotes’ goaltender Connor Ingram had an impressive save percentage of 0.933, outperforming the Canadiens’ Jake Allen, who posted a save percentage of 0.914. Despite the loss, the Canadiens were the winners against the spread, as they were able to keep the game within the 1.5-goal spread.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Montreal Canadiens Predictions

The Coyotes and Canadiens are both looking to find a light at the end of their respective tunnels, with Arizona’s last victory dating back to over a month ago and Montreal’s most recent win occurring in mid-February. The Coyotes, despite their struggles, have seen consistent production from left winger Lawson Crouse, who leads the team with 20 goals, and rookie Matias Maccelli, who tops the charts with 38 points. The Canadiens, on the other hand, are led by center Nick Suzuki, who has been a beacon of hope with 22 goals and 55 points this season.

Defensively, both teams have had their challenges, with the Canadiens allowing the fourth-most goals per game in the league. The Coyotes haven’t fared much better, finding themselves near the bottom of their division standings. Offensively, the Coyotes will miss the services of their star Clayton Keller due to injury, putting more pressure on their other forwards to step up. The Canadiens will look to exploit Arizona’s weaknesses and snap their own losing streak at the Bell Centre, where they have historically played better.

This game could come down to goaltending and special teams, with both sides showing vulnerability in these areas throughout the season. The Canadiens’ Jake Allen and the Coyotes’ Connor Ingram will be key figures, as their performances could tilt the game in their team’s favor. With both teams eager to get back to winning ways, this clash could be an unpredictable and tightly contested affair.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Montreal Canadiens Pick

Given the current form of both teams and their defensive woes, the Over on a 6.0 total line seems to be the most logical pick for this matchup. The Arizona Coyotes have been involved in high-scoring games recently, hitting the over in 4 of their last 5 games. Similarly, the Montreal Canadiens have seen 3 of their last 5 games go over the total line. With both teams struggling to keep the puck out of their net and the Coyotes missing their star player Clayton Keller, it’s likely that both teams will play a more open game in an attempt to snap their losing streaks, leading to more scoring chances and goals.

Historically, the head-to-head matchups have leaned towards the under, but with the Coyotes’ recent trend of hitting the over and the Canadiens’ need to take advantage of a weakened Arizona lineup, this game sets up to break the pattern. The absence of Keller for the Coyotes could mean a less structured offensive approach, potentially leading to more mistakes and opportunities for the Canadiens. Conversely, Montreal’s defensive struggles could allow the Coyotes to find the back of the net more often than usual. All signs point to a game where the goalies will be tested frequently, making the over a compelling pick.

The Pick: Over 6.0 -124 (BetRivers)

Arizona Coyotes vs. Montreal Canadiens Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Montreal Canadiens

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Joel Armia Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -190 +145 2.4 2.49
Juraj Slafkovsky Points 0.5 7/10 -145 +114 1.1 1.14