free pick Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 4-30-10

April 30, 2010


The Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Mellon Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Penguins listed as 270-moneyline favorites versus the Canadiens, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

Jaroslav Halak turned away 41 shots to help the Canadiens come back to upset the Capitals 2-1 last time out and clinch the first-round series in Game 7. The Canadiens won that game as +260 underdogs, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (6) set by oddsmakers.

Marc-Andre Bergeron and Dominic Moore scored for the Canadiens.

Pascal Dupuis scored at 9:56 of overtime to give the Penguins a 4-3 win over the Senators to win the first-round series last time out. The Penguins won that game as -175 favorites, and the seven goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Matt Cooke scored a pair in regulation for the Pens, and Bill Guerin added the other marker.

Team records:
Montreal: 39-33-10
Pittsburgh: 47-28-7

Montreal most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing Ottawa are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal’s last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Montreal, Sunday, May 2

FREE PICK  :  Over  5.5

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