Moneyline favors Canadiens in battle with Panthers
Montreal Canadiens vs Florida Panthers Odds
The Florida Panthers look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Canadiens arrive at BB&T Center on Thursday.
This season the Panthers are 4-6-2 overall while the Canadiens are 7-4-1. As for the totals, Florida is 6-6 on the OU, and Montreal is 7-5.
The visitors opened as 100 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at .
This game matches up the No. 30 (Panthers) and the No. 15 (Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 19.6% while the Canadiens defense kills off 81% of their penalties.
The Canadiens were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Florida lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Capitals on February 12. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Canadiens at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Montreal's last 9 games
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
Montreal is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games at home
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Florida is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Montreal home to Philadelphia, Saturday, February 16
Florida home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, February 16