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 Bovada.
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