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Stars vs. Canadiens (October 22)

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Stars vs. Canadiens odds

star odds -165
Canadians odds +140
over/under 6 (-120/+100)
time 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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Odds by BetMGM. Get the latest NHL odds here.

Montreal looks to be undefeated on home ice this season. Because the Canadiens host the Dallas Stars. The Dallas Stars also got off to a great start to the season, entering the season with a 3-0-1 record.

The Canadiens, estimated by the oddsmakers as one of the three worst teams in the league this season, continued to look sloppy early on.

Is Montreal a live underdog at home Saturday night?

Dallas Stars

The Stars have started the season well under new head coach Pete DeBoer. Pete Deveaux led the team to his 3-1-0 record early on with his 54.50 quality xGF% and +8 goal difference.

I think Dallas had an easier schedule than others might believe, with home games against Winnipeg and Nashville and a road contest against the Predators who had just returned from Prague.

Regardless, Dallas’ early play was solid, and the fact that both Tyler Seguin and Mason Marchment produced is great for the Stars.

Dallas’ biggest shortcoming last season was the lack of secondary scoring behind a ridiculously strong top line of Lope Hintz, Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski. may go a long way.

Jake Ettinger is considered to be one of the better starting options in the league this season.

Ettinger’s full-fledged breakout came in last year’s playoffs against Calgary, but the metric that Ettinger is so underrated is, especially when you look back every NHL split before that series. It was certainly there.

montreal canadiens

At the end of last season, it was clear that Martin St. Louis had changed the mood a lot, and that his growing young team was embracing what the NHL legend preached.

Offensively, the Canadiens have had a high scoring season this season, with the duo of Cole Corfield and Nick Suzuki being outstanding.

Montreal’s defensive core was widely considered to be a difficult flaw to overcome this season.

A large part of that was Kaiden Goulet’s play, who dominated early on and was skating at the top alongside David Savard.

That leaves a noticeably thin back end as the Canadiens skate four rookies overnight.

Montreal may not be in control of overall play, but I think the 39.91 xGF% is completely tough for what I’ve seen. It does a good job of keeping control of play down while still maintaining structure.

I think that was a big part of Montreal’s poor goalkeeping, and while the Canadiens may not have achieved a . I believe that

Jake Allen is solid to start the campaign with +3.0 GSAx and .938 save %. I hope he will start again on Saturday.

Stars vs. Canadiens Pick

Like many teams in the Central Division, the Dallas Stars could be slightly overrated going into this season, even seeing Montreal dominate more plays than most expected on Saturday. I wouldn’t be surprised.

Dallas doesn’t think it’s going to be a team that consistently blows anyone’s door down. The Stars are playing under a new coach, but have consistently seen this roster play in hotly contested matchups over the past two seasons.

As we’ve seen consistently since the legendary winger’s arrival in Montreal, there’s Martin St. Louis behind the bench to support the Canadiens and pull off another upset on the ice at home. I like.

Betting on Jake Ettinger is never fun, but I don’t think there’s enough disparity between these two lineups to make Montreal such an underdog.

I hope Montreal get off to a solid start and go up to +135 against the Canadiens.

Overall, it’s definitely on the underside.

Pick: Montreal Canadiens +140 (Play to +135)

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