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Canadiens Dominating Kings In Montreal

PK Subban

A visit from the Los Angeles Kings could be exactly what the doctor ordered for the slumping Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. The Habs , who have just two wins in their past eight games, are 13-2 in their last 15 games when the Kings come to the Bell Centre.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Canadiens past four games.
  • The Kings are 3-0 in their last three games following two days rest.
  • The Kings are 3-8 in the last 11 games against the Canadiens.

The Canadiens’ offense has been struggling since losing top-line winger Brendan Gallagher as the team has averaged 2.5 goals without him in the lineup compared to 3.5 with him on the ice.  Montreal is also making a change on the backend as Andrei Markov has been replaced in the top defensive pairing with P.K. Subban for Nathan Beaulieu.

After starting the season with wins in five of their first six road games, the Kings have gone 3-2-1 in their last six games on the road. LA has been great at getting at least one point in their games as they have notched one point in nine of their past 10 games (7-1-2).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Kings were listed as -108 favorites on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.2-2.1 win for the Kings on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Los Angeles Kings vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montreal Canadiens sport a record of 20-9-3 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Kings sit at 19-9-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-12-6 for the Canadiens and 7-11-12 for the Kings. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game puts the Montreal Canadiens, most recently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Los Angeles Kings, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 3-ranked offense (3.16 goals per game) against a Los Angeles Kings defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Kings have a 84.55% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at +127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Montreal was a 3-1 loser at home against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at +121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Los Angeles is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 9 games when playing Montreal
  • Los Angeles is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Montreal
  • Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
  • Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Toronto, Saturday, December 19th
Montreal at Dallas, Saturday, December 19th

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