Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 21

Mar 6, 2023; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller (9) reacts after Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) made a save on Miller during the shootout at Rogers Arena.
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We have your Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Montreal Canadiens hit the road to face the Vancouver Canucks.

The Vancouver Canucks (43-18-8) are set to host the Montreal Canadiens (25-31-12) in a cross-conference clash at Rogers Arena. As the Canucks aim to fortify their top spot in the Western Conference, the Canadiens are looking to snap a 3-game losing streak and upset the home favorites.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds Info

Moneyline: Montreal Canadiens +240 (DraftKings) / Vancouver Canucks -278 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Montreal Canadiens +105 (PointsBet) / Vancouver Canucks -115 (DraftKings)

Total: 6.5 – -120 (DraftKings) / +100 (DraftKings)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 21

Time: 09:00 PM

Location: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC


Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Montreal Canadiens have 12 wins and 22 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Montreal Canadiens have 20 wins and 42 losses.
  • This season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit 34 overs and 34 unders.

Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Vancouver Canucks have 22 wins and 11 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Vancouver Canucks have 27 wins and 18 losses.
  • This season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 39 overs and 30 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks have faced each other three times, with the Canucks emerging victorious in two of those encounters. The games, which took place between November 2022 and November 2023, saw the home team win twice and the visiting team once. When it comes to betting statistics, the Canadiens have covered the spread in two of the three games, while the Canucks have done so once. Interestingly, all three matchups have resulted in high-scoring affairs, with the total score surpassing the over-under line each time. The games have been characterized by a mix of tight contests and clear victories, with the final score spread ranging from -1 to 3. The Canucks have shown a strong performance on the power play in the most recent game, converting 50% of their opportunities, and have been dominant in the faceoff circle, winning 57.1% of the faceoffs. Conversely, the Canadiens have struggled with puck possession, committing a significant number of giveaways, with 19 in their last game against the Canucks.

The most recent game between the two teams occurred on November 12, 2023, and ended with a 5-2 victory for the Vancouver Canucks over the Montreal Canadiens. The scoring was opened by Conor Garland of the Canucks in the second period, with Ilya Mikheyev and Dakota Joshua adding to the tally, bringing the score to 3-0. The Canadiens’ Mike Matheson managed to put his team on the scoreboard in the third period, but Brock Boeser of the Canucks quickly responded with another goal. Despite late efforts from the Canadiens, including goals from Arber Xhekaj and Phillip Di Giuseppe, the Canucks maintained their lead. Key statistics from this game include the Canucks’ 37 shots on goal and the Canadiens’ 32, with both teams’ goaltenders, Casey DeSmith for the Canucks and Jake Allen for the Canadiens, making 30 and 32 saves respectively. The Canucks’ strong offensive play was complemented by their goaltender’s save percentage of 0.938, while the Canadiens’ goaltender posted a save percentage of 0.914.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks Predictions

The Vancouver Canucks have been displaying dominant form this season, leading the Western Conference with an impressive record. They come into this game on the back of a win and will be looking to extend their success on home ice. The Canucks’ offense has been spearheaded by the likes of Brock Boeser, who leads the team with 36 goals, and J.T. Miller, who tops the points tally with 89. Their defense has been equally formidable, with Quinn Hughes contributing significantly from the blue line.

On the other side, the Montreal Canadiens have had a challenging season, reflected in their position near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. Despite their struggles, they have shown resilience and the ability to compete, with Nick Suzuki leading the charge offensively. The Canadiens will need to tighten up defensively if they hope to contain the Canucks’ potent attack and will look to players like Mike Matheson to step up and make an impact.

This matchup presents a number of intriguing player battles, with the Canadiens’ goaltending set to be tested by the Canucks’ high-flying offense. The game could hinge on special teams performance, where the Canucks have shown proficiency throughout the season. As both teams prepare to face off, the Canucks will be the favorites, but the Canadiens have proven they can be spoilers and will be aiming to do just that in Vancouver.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks Pick

Despite the Vancouver Canucks’ strong position in the Western Conference and their impressive home record, the value in this matchup lies with the Montreal Canadiens moneyline bet. The Canadiens have been competitive against the spread in recent matchups with the Canucks, covering in two of the last three games. Additionally, the Canadiens have shown a knack for upsetting the odds, as evidenced by their ATS record this season, which stands at a notable 0.647. While the Canucks are the favorites, the potential return on the Canadiens, combined with their ability to perform beyond expectations, makes them an attractive pick for this game.

Historically, the games between these two teams have been high-scoring, and the Canadiens have managed to keep pace with the Canucks’ offense. With the total line set at 6.5, there’s an expectation for goals, and Montreal’s leading scorers, such as Nick Suzuki, have the capability to capitalize on their chances. Given the Canadiens’ recent ATS trend and the high potential payout of the moneyline bet, the smart play here is to back the underdog. The Canadiens’ resilience and the unpredictability of hockey games, where a single bounce can decide the outcome, further justify the selection of Montreal for the moneyline bet in this encounter.

The Pick: Montreal Canadiens +240 (DraftKings)

Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks 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
Cole Caufield Shots On Goal 3.5 8/10 -145 +114 4.2 4.15

Vancouver Canucks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Quinn Hughes Points 0.5 7/10 -215 +165 1.0 1.04
Brock Boeser Points 0.5 7/10 -190 +145 0.8 0.85