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Oilers Appear To Have Canadiens Numbers

The Montreal Canadiens saw their six-game winning streak snapped in their last outing and will look to get back to their winning ways when they visit the Edmonton Oilers Sunday. The Habs will be fighting history, as Edmonton has won five of the past six and eight of the past 10 against Montreal.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the Canadiens past 11 games.
  • The Oilers are 6-16 against the puckline in their past 22 games at home.
  • The Oilers are 10-3 SU in their past 13 games hosting the Canadiens.

The Canadiens weren’t exactly at full strength in their last game against the Calgary Flames Thursday, but it may have been the short notice loss of Carey Price that hurt the team the most. Price was originally slated to start but had to sit out thanks due to a bout with the flu. Backup Al Montoya was peppered with 38 shots and allowed five goals in an easy victory for the Flames. Price skated on Saturday and is expected to go in this one.

The Oilers find themselves mired in a bit of a slump with the team going 3-4-1 in their past eight outings. The biggest issue has been defensive, as the Oilers are surrendering 3.1 goals per game in their past eight compared to their 2.6 on the season as a whole. Cam Talbot, who will start in net Sunday, has been up and down in that stretch posting a 2.71 GAA and a .902 save percentage in his past seven starts.

Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oilers sit at 35-23-9 on the season; in comparison, the Montreal Canadiens are currently 38-22-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Edmonton is 25-38-4 OU, and Montreal is 25-31-12 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs Montreal injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Edmonton Oilers at No. 10 and the Montreal Canadiens at No. 26 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Edmonton Oilers No. 11-ranked offense (2.84 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.51 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 20.83% rate while the Canadiens have a 80.44% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Flames on March 09. Bettors who backed the Flames at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

The Oilers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Montreal is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 11 games
  • Montreal is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Edmonton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
  • Edmonton is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Chicago, Tuesday, March 14th
Edmonton home to Dallas, Tuesday, March 14th

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