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NHL Betting Preview - Montreal Canadiens Underdogs vs Minnesota Wild at Minnesota

Xcel Energy Center hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Minnesota Wild and the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Montreal Canadiens before puck drop in this match found them as 131 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-1.2 result in favor of the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota will face the 20-12-3 Canadiens. In totals betting, the Wild are 12-13-7 in over under betting so far this season while the Montreal Canadiens are 16-13-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Montreal injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 13-ranked Minnesota Wild and the No. 18-rated Montreal Canadiens in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 8-ranked offense (2.78 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.49 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 21% rate while the Canadiens have a 84.07% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Predators. They lost as +140 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at +100 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games
  • Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Montreal's last 12 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Washington, Saturday, December 26th
Minnesota home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, December 26th

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