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Canadiens visit Carolina Hurricanes in NHL clash

Montreal CanadiensCarolina Hurricanes
April 5, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Montreal Canadiens vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds

30-35-15TEAM RECORD32-32-16

The Hurricanes get a visit from the Montreal Canadiens in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

This season the Hurricanes are 32-32-16 overall while the Canadiens are 30-35-15. As for the totals, Carolina is 42-33-5 on the OU, and Montreal is 31-38-11.

View Montreal vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-165 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Hurricanes and the No. 16-ranked Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 16.4% while the Canadiens defense kills off 88.5% of their penalties.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -110 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Hurricanes were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Canadiens at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina
Montreal is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Montreal home to Toronto, Saturday, April 7
Carolina at Florida, Saturday, April 7

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