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Moneyline Favors the Chicago Blackhawks in Battle with the Montreal Canadiens – Betting Odds and Pick

Montreal Canadiens

vs

Chicago Blackhawks
Friday, December 05, 2014 8:30 PM ET
United Center

The Chicago Blackhawks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Montreal Canadiens arrive at United Center on Friday.

Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Blackhawks Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Montreal Canadiens opened as 161 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Blackhawks Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.5-2.5 win for the Blackhawks on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Chicago Blackhawks are 16-8-1 overall while the Montreal Canadiens are 17-8-2. As for the totals, Chicago is 6-14-5 on the OU, and Montreal is 9-13-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Montreal injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-ranked Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 23-rated Montreal Canadiens in this matchup.

How Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Blackhawks Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 8-ranked offense (3.12 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.52 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 18.81% rate while the Canadiens have a 85.11% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Canadiens were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Chicago won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Blues on December 3. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Odds Trends

Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games on the road
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games at home
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Dallas, Saturday, December 6th
Chicago at Nashville, Saturday, December 6th

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