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Montreal CanadiensNew York Islanders
Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Odds

21-24-9TEAM RECORD22-22-8

The New York Islanders will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Montreal Canadiens invade Nassau Coliseum on Thursday.

New York battles the Canadiens, currently with a 21-24-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 25-25-2 for the Islanders and 21-27-6 for the Canadiens.

View Montreal vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Islanders in this one will find them as -125 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Islanders, most recently No. 16 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Canadiens, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 25-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 19.4% rate while the Canadiens have a 89.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Penguins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Flyers on February 7. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Canadiens at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing NY Islanders
Montreal is 13-6 SU in their last 19 games when playing NY Islanders
Montreal is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
Montreal is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the NY Islanders last 10 games
NY Islanders are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
NY Islanders are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
Montreal at Toronto, Saturday, February 11
NY Islanders home to Los Angeles, Saturday, February 11

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