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Canadiens visit New York Islanders in NHL clash

Montreal CanadiensNew York Islanders
March 21, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Odds

19-5-5TEAM RECORD13-13-3

Hockey bettors look for value at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday as host New York battles the Montreal Canadiens in hockey odds action.

The Islanders currently sports a record of 13-13-3. The Canadiens are 19-5-5. Betting totals have seen the Islanders post a 18-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canadiens have gone 16-13 against the number.

View Montreal vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Islanders as +110 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Islanders and the No. 4-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 New York's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 23.4% while the Canadiens defense kills off 79.6% of their penalties.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Sabres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +190 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Senators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +125 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Buffalo are 6-4
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Ottawa are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Canadiens at Islanders trends to consider:
Montreal is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games
NY Islanders are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Islanders last 11 games at home

Next up:
Montreal home to Buffalo, Saturday, March 23
NY Islanders home to Pittsburgh, Friday, March 22