Red Wings on the road against the Habs
The Detroit Red Wings were losers on the NHL betting lines in their most recent game against the Montreal Canadiens as those teams meet once again on the ice on Saturday night.
Montreal topped Detroit 5-4 on the road when the teams last met on March 27, which dropped the Red Wings to 6-4 on the NHL odds in their last 10 games against the Canadiens dating back to 2003. The OVER only paid off in three of those games.
The Canadiens currently sport a record of 44-27-7. The Red Wings are 37-26-14. Betting totals have seen the Canadiens post a 27-40-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Red Wings have gone 33-37-7 against the number.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Canadiens rated this week at No. 7 and the Red Wings sitting at No. 5.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Sabres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -290 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
The Canadiens were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 20-ranked offense (2.65 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.82 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 17.78% rate while the Red Wings have a 83.21% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Red Wings at Canadiens trends to consider:
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing Montreal
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Montreal is 8-2-1 SU in its last 11 games
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Montreal is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games when playing Detroit
Montreal is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at Buffalo, Tuesday, April 8th
Montreal at Chicago, Wednesday, April 9th