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Avalanche face Montreal Canadiens: NHL odds preview and stats

Colorado AvalancheMontreal Canadiens
Oct 15, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

3-1-0TEAM RECORD1-2-0

Colorado pays a visit to Montreal on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Canadiens bats in hockey action at Bell Centre.

The Canadiens sport records of 1-2 heading into this matchup, while the Avalanche sit at 3-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1-1 for the Canadiens and 1-3 for the Avalanche.

View Colorado vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Montreal sat as -155 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Canadiens sit at No. 4 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Avalanche sit at a No. 30 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 3 at 1.5 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 7.7% while the Avalanche defense kills off 92.9% of their penalties.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 7-1 winner as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at +135 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at +117 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 4-6
After playing Calgary are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Avalanche at Canadiens trends to consider:
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Colorado9-3-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games at home
Montreal is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing at home against Colorado
Montreal is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Colorado at Toronto, Monday, October 17
Montreal home to Buffalo, Tuesday, October 18

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