UFC 253 comes packed with fireworks from both inside the octagon and the betting lines as middleweight king Israel Adesanya settles his grudge with the unbeaten destroyer, Paulo Costa. Both fighters are explosive strikers and with ill will all but guaranteeing heated exchanges. Co-headlining are red-hot fighters Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz facing off for the vacant light heavyweight title. Let's break down these fights and see which bets we can cash.
Panthers at Canadiens NHL Online Betting Lines
Panthers at Canadiens NHL Week 9
OK, it's been a very rough start for Montreal so far this season. The Habs have only scored 12 goals on the entire season. Which is only two more than Alex Ovechkin. They are dead last in goals scored, and dead last in average goals per game, at a paltry 1.5 per game. Also, the defense is been just straight-up bad, after starting out average. They are third worst in the NHL defensively, giving up 4.13 goals per game.
Prediction: The Montréal Canadiens at Sports Interaction
This is Montreal’s best chance to win a game in recent memory.
This backslide has got to stop at some point. And once the team is in this deep, it can be tough to predict when they yank back on the controls and pull out of the nosedive. They have been on the road for the last 3 games, before coming home for the next three games.
Surely to God, they will and the streak in the next three games right? Right? They will play the Panthers tonight, and the Kings on Thursday, and finish with the struggling Rangers on Saturday. So there is potential to win two out of three. Maybe. Let's start with tonight.
I'm going against my better judgment telling you to bet on Montreal tonight. We know that they've lost seven straight games, but the last three have been absolute ass kickings. In the last 3 games, they have given up 5, 5, and 6 goals respectively. Well, not a lot of respect. In the early parts of the struggle, all of the blame went to their total inability to score. Now the floodgates are open and they are one of the worst defensive teams in the National Hockey League. It's bad. Really bad.
Here are some statistical categories and you don't want to dominate, but Montreal finds themselves cleaning up in. Goal differential: -20. The Habs are the worst in the league, by a lot! Road losses: 5, again, way in front. They are statistically last in goals scored and third last in goals against per game. There is really no area they can't improve. And any improvement is gonna look like a massive win and may actually translate to a win tonight against the Panthers.
Ah yes. The Panthers. We should probably talk about them. They are not exactly coming into the game hot, although they did win their last game against Washington, 4 to 1. Prior to that, they had lost their previous 3 games. This team is also reasonably well rested, they haven't played since Saturday. No huge advantage there though. Montreal hasn't played since Friday and has got to sleep in their own beds the last couple of nights.
Statistically, in terms of defensive ineptitude, the Panthers aren't that far behind Montreal. The Panthers are giving up 3.57 goals per game, and are seventh worst in the league, defensively speaking. The difference is, at the offensive end, they do have a pulse. They are scoring 3.43 goals per game, good enough to be above average, and 9th overall offensively in the NHL.
Montreal has three straight games at home. The first one tonight against Florida, who are average. The next game is against the LA Kings, who are on an absolute tear. And then they finish up against the struggling New York Rangers before going out on the road again. I think if they can win tonight, they can go 2-1. If they lose tonight, they could lose all three home games, easily.
So in that regard, this is actually a huge game for Montreal. They need to remember what it feels like to actually win a game. The bleeding needs to stop tonight or it's going to get a whole lot worse. This is how coaches get fired and roster-altering shake ups are made. Like I said, they're not just losing, they're getting their asses kicked. so if the front office isn't already talking about potential personnel shakeups, they will be if Montreal loses at home tonight.
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