Canadiens vs. Jets Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Monday, Dec. 18

Oct 28, 2023; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Winnipeg Jets center Cole Perfetti (91) plays the puck against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at Bell Centre.
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We have your Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Montreal Canadiens hit the road to face the Winnipeg Jets.

The Montreal Canadiens (13-13-4) are set to face off against the Winnipeg Jets (18-9-2) in a thrilling NHL matchup. As the Canadiens aim to build on their recent victory, the Jets look to extend their winning streak in front of their home crowd at the Canada Life Centre.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds Info

Moneyline: Montreal Canadiens +200 (DraftKings) / Winnipeg Jets -245 (DraftKings)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Montreal Canadiens -120 (DraftKings) / Winnipeg Jets +100 (DraftKings)

Total: 6.0 – +100 (BetRivers) / -121 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Monday, Dec. 18

Time: 07:30 PM

Location: Canada Life Centre – Winnipeg, MB


Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends

  • This season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit 14 overs and 16 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit 4 overs and 8 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the Montreal Canadiens have hit 13 overs and 14 unders.

Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends

  • This season, the Winnipeg Jets have hit 14 overs and 15 unders.
  • At home this season, the Winnipeg Jets have hit 6 overs and 9 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the Winnipeg Jets have hit 8 overs and 7 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets have faced off three times, with the Canadiens emerging victorious in two of those encounters while the Jets claimed one win. These matchups have seen the home team consistently come out on top, with all three victories belonging to the side hosting the game. When it comes to betting statistics, the Canadiens have proven to be the better bet, covering the spread in all three games, while the Jets have not managed to cover the spread in any of the meetings. In terms of the over/under market, the total score has gone over once and stayed under twice. The most recent game between the two teams, played on October 28, 2023, ended in a 4-3 victory for the Canadiens after a shootout, with the game going over the set over/under of 6.5. Other notable statistics from these past games include the Jets outshooting the Canadiens 45 to 29 in their last meeting, and both teams having similar days of rest (two days) before each game.

The most recent game on October 28, 2023, was a tightly contested affair that ended in a 3-3 tie after regulation and overtime, with the Montreal Canadiens ultimately securing the win in a shootout. The Jets’ Adam Lowry was prominent, scoring twice, including a rapid goal at the start of the second period. Nino Niederreiter also contributed to the Jets’ tally early in the second period. For the Canadiens, goals came from Justin Barron, Sean Monahan, and Joel Armia, with Nick Suzuki scoring the decisive goal in the shootout. The Jets dominated in shots on goal and faceoff win percentage, but it was the Canadiens who managed to edge out the win. The game saw the Canadiens’ goalie, Jake Allen, make an impressive 42 saves on 45 shots, while the Jets’ Laurent Brossoit faced 29 shots, saving 26. Despite the Jets’ statistical advantages in certain areas, the Canadiens’ resilience saw them through to a narrow victory in front of their home crowd.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets Predictions

The Montreal Canadiens are coming into this game with a .500 record, looking to gain some consistency after a season of ups and downs. They’ve shown they can pull off wins against strong teams, as evidenced by their recent victory. The Canadiens will rely heavily on the offensive prowess of Nick Suzuki and the goal-scoring ability of Sean Monahan to break through the Jets’ defense. Montreal’s performance on the power play and their ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities will be critical in this contest.

On the other side, the Winnipeg Jets have been one of the surprise packages of the season, sitting comfortably near the top of the Central Division. With a solid home record and an impressive two-game winning streak, the Jets are looking formidable. Mark Scheifele has been a standout player, leading the team in both goals and assists, and will be a key factor in the Jets’ offensive strategy. Winnipeg’s defense, backed by the goaltending of Connor Hellebuyck, has been stingy, making them tough to beat on home ice.

This game is not just about the star players, as both teams have depth that can make a difference. The Canadiens’ resilience and the Jets’ consistency set the stage for an intriguing battle. Key matchups to watch include the faceoff between the Canadiens’ top line against the Jets’ defensive pairings, and whether Montreal’s goaltender can withstand the high-flying Jets offense. With both teams eager to secure a win, this game promises to be an exciting clash of Eastern and Western Conference contenders.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets Pick

Considering the current form and statistics of both teams, the ‘Under’ pick seems to be the most prudent choice for this matchup. The Winnipeg Jets have been particularly strong defensively, especially at home, where they have consistently kept the score low. With Connor Hellebuyck in goal, the Jets have managed to hold their opponents to two goals or fewer in their recent games. The Montreal Canadiens, while capable of offensive bursts, have not been consistently high-scoring, and they will face a tough challenge in breaking down the Jets’ defense. Furthermore, the historic head-to-head data supports this pick, as two of the last three meetings between these teams have gone under the total line.

Additionally, both teams have had similar days of rest, which suggests that fatigue should not play a significant role in the game’s outcome. The Jets’ ability to control the game’s pace at home and the Canadiens’ recent trend of hitting the under on the road further reinforce the likelihood of a lower-scoring affair. While past games have seen moments of offensive brilliance, the current form and defensive capabilities of both teams suggest that this encounter will be more about strategic play and less about a high-scoring shootout, making the ‘Under’ the more compelling pick for this game.

The Pick: Under 6.0 +100 (BetRivers)

Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Picks

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

Winnipeg Jets

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Mark Scheifele Points 0.5 7/10 -238 +180 1.1 1.16