Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Odds
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.
Sportsbooks such as 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.
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.
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
Montreal home to Buffalo, Saturday, March 23
NY Islanders home to Pittsburgh, Friday, March 22