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Canadiens visit Edmonton Oilers in NHL clash

Montreal CanadiensEdmonton Oilers
March 8, 9:30 PM | Rexall Place

Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Odds

25-32-10TEAM RECORD26-34-6

The Oilers 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.

The Canadiens will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 25-32-10 this season, while the Oilers are 26-34-6. Montreal is 28-32-7 on the totals; Edmonton is 32-31-3.

View Montreal vs Edmonton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Edmonton sat as -135 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oilers rated this week at No. 26 and the Canadiens sitting at No. 11.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 22% rate while the Canadiens have a 89.3% rate on the penalty kill.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Flames on March 6. Bettors who backed the Flames at -134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Oilers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at +225 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Vancouver are 5-5
After playing Calgary are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing San Jose are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

A few Canadiens at Oilers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Edmonton
Montreal is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Edmonton is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Montreal
Edmonton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Edmonton's last 16 games

Next up:
Montreal at Vancouver, Saturday, March 10
Edmonton at Colorado, Saturday, March 10

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