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Canadiens Hope to End Road Trip With Win

Ben Scrivens Montreal Canadiens NHL

The Montreal Canadiens finish up a small three-game road trip in Colorado Wednesday night and will be eager to post the first victory in their travels against an Avalanche club that has struggled since returning from the All-Star break.

Shark Bites
  • The Canadiens are 0-7 in their last seven games versus the Central Division.
  • Canadiens are 2-6 in their last eight games versus the Avalanche in Colorado.
  • OVER is 10-1-2 in the Canadiens last 13 games.

At online shop Bovada, the Habs are EVEN while the Avs are -130 in moneyline markets. As for the total, OVER 5.5 goals is presently -105 while UNDER 5.5 goals is -125.

The Habs had actually won three-straight games before embarking on their recent roadie that has seen them lose 6-4 at the Buffalo Sabres before losing 6-2 at the Arizona Coyotes Monday night.

Ben Scrivens is reportedly set to get the start in Denver after Mike Condon allowed six goals on 27 shots versus the Coyotes. Scrivens started for Montreal at the Sabres but was pulled after allowing three goals on just eight shots.

The Avs dropped four-straight after the break but managed to win back-to-back games before losing 4-1 at the Sabres Sunday. Colorado sits eighth in the Western Conference playoff picture, just four points up on the Arizona Coyotes.

It’s been well documented how poorly Montreal has played since its hot start to the campaign and a record of just 1-10 in its last 11 contests versus teams from the Western Conference just makes prospects worse for the Habs Wednesday evening.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Colorado Avalanche as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.1 win for the Canadiens on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Colorado Avalanche are 29-26-4 overall while the Montreal Canadiens are 27-26-4. As for the totals, Colorado is 27-29-3 on the OU, and Montreal is 29-20-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Montreal injuries news.

The Canadiens - Avalanche odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Colorado's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.68 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.77 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 19.4% while the Canadiens defense kills off 82.76% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Coyotes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at +103 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Sabres on February 14. Bettors who backed the Sabres at -105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal's last 9 games
  • Montreal is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal's last 9 games on the road
  • Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Philadelphia, Friday, February 19th
Colorado at Edmonton, Saturday, February 20th

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