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Canadiens Have Owned Islanders in Recent Matchups

Montreal continued its blistering start by downing the Flyers in their last outing and will look to stay atop the Atlantic Division tonight with a win against the Islanders in Brooklyn. The Canadiens will be giving Carey Price the night off so they’ll be underdogs despite the stellar play of Al Montoya in the stead of their No. 1.

SHARK BITES
  • The favored team is 2-5 in its last 7 games in this matchup.
  • The Canadiens are 6-0 in their last 6 games against the Islanders.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Islanders' last 5 games as favorite.

Montoya has gotten the reputation as a “draft bust” as the former sixth overall pick and has never been able to shed his backup status. That said, he is a major part of the Habs’ success so far this season. The former Panther has a 2-0-1 record and a .962 save percentage in the three games he’s started and should continue to be a good change of pace in net for the Canadiens all season.

Jaroslav Halak is the man with the highest probability of filling the New York net tonight as he looks to shut down his former club – something he has struggled to do. The Isles No. 1 made two appearances against the Habs last season and allowed six goals on just 34 shots. Halak has been underwhelming so far this year as he owns a 2-2 record with a .905 save percentage.

Montreal has the best average goal differential in the NHL right now as the Canadiens have potted 71.9 percent of the goals that have been scored in their games so far. The Habs, however, may be a little lucky as they’ve actually been outshot by their opponents for the season.

Montoya has been overachieving but the Habs’ defense corps looks solid – P.K. Subban for Shea Weber isn’t looking like such a railroading now.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the New York Islanders as -105 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4-1.6 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 New York Islanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Islanders sport a record of 3-3-0 heading into this matchup, while the Montreal Canadiens sit at 5-0-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-4 for the Islanders and 3-3 for the Canadiens. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Montreal injuries news.

The Canadiens - Islanders odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 27.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.67 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 7.14% while the Canadiens defense kills off 92.31% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal was a 3-1 winner in its last match at home against the Flyers. They won as favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

New York was a 6-3 winner in its last match at home against the Wild. They won as favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Montreal's last 15 games
  • Montreal is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • NY Islanders is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 5 games
  • NY Islanders is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, October 27th
New York at Pittsburgh, Thursday, October 27th

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