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Colorado Avalanche take on Canadiens in hockey test


Colorado Avalanche

Montreal Canadiens
44-19-5 March 18, 2014, 07:30 PM | Bell Centre 37-25-7



Montreal will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Colorado Avalanche pay a visit to Bell Centre.

Supporters of the Avalanche have seen them go 44-19-5 so far this season, while the Canadiens are at 37-25-7. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 23-36-10, while the Avalanche are 34-32-2.View Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Montreal sat as -126 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Canadiens sit at No. 21 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Avalanche sit at a No. 8 on the same chart.

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Colorado won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Senators on March 16. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at -113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Montreal won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Sabres on March 16. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.52 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.66 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 18.22% while the Avalanche defense kills off 81.13% of their penalties.

A few Avalanche at Canadiens trends to consider:
Colorado is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Montreal is 4-15-4 SU in its last 23 games when playing Colorado
Montreal is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Colorado


Next up:
Colorado at Winnipeg, Wednesday, March 19th
Montreal home to Columbus, Thursday, March 20th

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