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Montreal Canadiens home to Ducks in hockey betting action


Anaheim Ducks

Montreal Canadiens
7-1-0 October 24, 2013, 07:30 PM | Bell Centre 5-4-0



The visiting Ducks hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens bring a 5-4-0 record to the battle against the 7-1-0 Ducks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 3-6 so far and the Ducks go 4-4.

View Anaheim Ducks vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 134 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The Canadiens - Ducks odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montreal is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Anaheim is at No. 9.

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The Ducks were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Canadiens were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at +180 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.22 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.56 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 24.32% while the Ducks defense kills off 77.42% of their penalties.

A few Ducks at Canadiens trends to consider:
Anaheim is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Anaheim's last 19 games on the road
Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games at home
Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Anaheim
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing Anaheim


Next up:
Anaheim at Ottawa, Friday, October 25th
Montreal at San Jose, Saturday, October 26th