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Philadelphia FlyersMontreal Canadiens
Dec 15, 7:30 PM | Bell Centre

Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

19-7-3TEAM RECORD13-11-7

Hockey bettors look for value at Bell Centre on Thursday as host Montreal battles the Philadelphia Flyers in hockey odds action.

The Canadiens currently sports a record of 13-11-7. The Flyers are 19-7-3. Betting totals have seen the Canadiens post a 12-16-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flyers have gone 18-10-1 against the number.

View Philadelphia vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-110 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Canadiens at No. 14 and the Flyers at No. 5 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 12.2% while the Flyers defense kills off 82.6% of their penalties.

Philadelphia was a 5-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They won as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -150 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Flyers at Canadiens trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Montreal is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Boston, Saturday, December 17
Montreal home to New Jersey, Saturday, December 17

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