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The UNDER is worth a look in Ducks vs Canadiens

Going into Friday’s game between the Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks, bettors are finding it hard to make a winning wager on these two squads. The Habs are 1-5-1 SU this season while Anaheim is 2-3-1 SU. These types of records typically get coaches fired, players traded and fan bases counting down the days until draft time. Well, somebody has to win this dumpster fire of a game. Here’s some things to consider before placing a bet.

SHARK BITES
  • The Ducks are 5-0 SU in their last five games after consecutive losses.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Canadiens’ last three games on the road against the Ducks.
  • Carey Price hasn’t recorded a shutout since February 28, 2017.

The Montreal Canadiens have nowhere to go but up. The Habs rank dead last in goals per game this season and are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five games. It’s got to get better, right? Well, the Habs can’t afford to go winless on their annual West Coast trip and still be taken seriously. After losing badly to both San Jose and Los Angeles, Montreal now gets to play the second-worst offence in the league. The Ducks badly miss their captain, Ryan Getzlaf, who is not expected to suit up for Friday’s masher. If you’re throwing money down on this game, take a hard look at the Montreal -1.5 puckline.

If the puckline or moneyline makes your stomach queasy, perhaps the UNDER could be just what the doctor ordered. The total has gone UNDER in five of Anaheim’s last six games at home. The Ducks are having a difficult time scoring this season, averaging only two goals per game, while Montreal averages 1.66 goals per game. Now, the Ducks get the gracious honor of welcoming goaltender Carey Price to the Honda Center. Take the UNDER and make plans to watch something else on your Friday night.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montreal Canadiens will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 1-5-1 this season, while the Ducks are 2-3-1. Montreal is 4-2-1 against the total, while Anaheim is 1-5 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Montreal injuries news.

The Canadiens-Ducks odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Anaheim is rated No. 16 in the current OddsShark poll, while Montreal is at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Anaheim's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.86 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 0% while the Canadiens defense kills off 76.92% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -165 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
  • Montreal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Florida, Tuesday, October 24
Anaheim at Philadelphia, Tuesday, October 24

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