Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers predictions, NHL predictions, NHL odds

Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers predictions

Face-off: 1900 ET, 16/12/2021

Venue: Centre Bell

Montreal have gone seven games without a win but have had a tough run of opponents and may now be meeting Philadelphia at the right time here.

The Flyers haven’t stayed in the same city for five straight matches and that busy week of travelling could catch up with them at Centre Bell.

We feel there is value in 2.15 for a home win on the money line in our Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers predictions.

Montreal Canadiens Odds

Montreal’s disappointing record slipped to 6-21-3 when going down 5-2 at Pittsburgh but head coach Dominique Ducharme was far from downcast.

“I don’t think the score reflects the game,” he insisted. “I thought we were competitive pretty much all night.”

Jonathan Drouin had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who only trailed 3-2 at the end of the second period.

Jeff Petry had 20:26 of ice time on his return from four games out with an upper-body injury and should be sharper for that effort.

All six of Montreal’s wins this season have been by at least two goals, so NHL odds.

Philadelphia Flyers Odds

Admittedly, Philadelphia have been scoring for fun in a three-match hot streak, netting 15 times in victories over Vegas, Arizona and New Jersey.

Cam Atkinson hit a hat-trick and provided an assist in a 6-1 rout of the Devils, when the Flyers dominated from the outset.

However, interim head coach Mike Yeo doesn’t have the deepest squad to work with, due to absentees such as Joel Farabee, Derick Brassard, Ryan Ellis and Nate Thompson.

We’re hoping he shuffles his pack here before focusing on a couple of home ties.

The stats say Philadelphia have generally struggled in the second period this term, being outscored 36-22.

If Montreal are to end their barren run, 2.85 for them to win the middle section is worth adding to our NHL predictions.

Additional stats

Last result:

Pittsburgh 5-2 MONTREAL

PHILADELPHIA 6-1 New Jersey

Head-to-head: Montreal 2-3 Philadelphia, Philadelphia 3-5 Montreal, Montreal 0-2 Philadelphia, Montreal 0-1 Philadelphia

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