ASA's NHL Money Line Smash
(NHL) Montreal vs. Pittsburgh, 08/03/2020 8:00 PM, Score: 1 - 3
Money Line: -160.00 Pittsburgh (Home)
Bookmaker: PinnacleSports
Result: Win
ASA NHL PLAY 6* Pittsburgh Penguins money line (-) over Montreal Canadiens, Monday at 8:00 PM ET

With this line moving up into the -170 range as of gameday morning it is a little higher number than we would normally lay in a money line sport but post-season hockey is a different animal and we love the Penguins in this spot. One could argue that Pittsburgh should be a $2.00 favorite in this one. This is a #5 seed versus #12 seed in the NHL's unique 2020 postseason set-up and is arguably the most lopsided match-up of them all though credit is certainly owed to the Canadiens for stealing Game 1. The Penguins are healthy and are well-coached and, as the designated home team for this one, they have the "last change" advantage too. So even though this game is being played on "neutral ice" in Toronto, there is still an edge for the Pens. The Canadiens have had a rough season and we can't see Pittsburgh letting this game slip away and falling into an 0-2 deficit in a 5-game series! Carey Price, Montreal's goalie, would have to play out of his mind for the Habs to steal this game. After facing nearly 40 shots in Game 1 Price is really going to be under fire in Game 2 as well and look for this veteran Pens team to make sure they get plenty of screens in front of Price in this one. The Canadiens aren't overly impressive in the offensive zone and simply won't be able to score enough to keep up with Crosby and Malkin - the latter of whom is sure to bounce back huge after a poor Game 1 effort - and an angry Penguins team in this one. Bet Pittsburgh on the money line in Monday evening hockey action.