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Montreal Canadiens Face the Pittsburgh Penguins: NHL Odds and Betting Stats

Montreal Canadiens

vs

Pittsburgh Penguins
Saturday, January 03, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Consol Energy Centre

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the Montreal Canadiens invade Consol Energy Centre on Saturday.

Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Montreal Canadiens opened as 132 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins Pick

A 3-2.4 result in favor of the Canadiens is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh will face the 25-11-2 Canadiens. In totals betting, the Penguins are 16-22 in over under betting so far this season while the Montreal Canadiens are 12-19-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Montreal injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 27 and the Montreal Canadiens at No. 14 heading into this contest.

How Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Penguins No. 5-ranked offense (3.08 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.32 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 22.22% rate while the Canadiens have a 86.36% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Devils on January 2. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-3 winner at home against the Lightning. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Odds Trends

Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, January 6th
Pittsburgh home to Boston, Wednesday, January 7th

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