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Canadiens Have Not Won In San Jose In Over 17 Years

The last time the Montreal Canadiens traveled to San Jose and won a hockey game was November 23, 1999. Other historical events that month include the premiere of Toy Story 2, Smooth by Santana topping the Billboard charts and the launch of Neopets. Since then, the Habs have gone 0-7-2 at the SAP Center while being outscored 37-17. Montreal will look to end its drought in San Jose on Friday. 

SHARK BITES
  • The Sharks are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games after consecutive wins.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Sharks' last 14 games at home.
  • The Canadiens are 0-6-2 in their past 8 games in California

After a hot start to the season, Montreal has hit a slide, going just 3-4-1 in its past eight. Those eight games have seen the Canadiens average just 2.25 goals per game while scoring two or fewer goals on six occasions.

The Sharks enter this contest with wins in five of their past six games while holding opponents to 1.6 goals per game. San Jose’s defense has been among the best in the NHL, holding opponents to a league-low 2.1 goals per outing. Logan Couture has been the crux of the Sharks’ offensive attack recently, as the center has tallied three goals and two assists in the past three games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The San Jose Sharks were listed earlier today as -141 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Sharks to win this game 3.4-1.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

San Jose will face the 16-5-2 Canadiens. In totals betting, the Sharks are 2-16-5 in over under betting so far this season while the Montreal Canadiens are 7-10-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Montreal injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 5-rated San Jose Sharks and the No. 6-ranked Montreal Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 23-ranked offense (2.42 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.17 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 16.67% rate while the Canadiens have a 82.95% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Montreal was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Ducks. Bettors on Anaheim at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

San Jose was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Kings. They won as +127 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
  • Montreal is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • San Jose is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Jose's last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Los Angeles, Sunday, December 4th
San Jose home to Ottawa, Wednesday, December 7th

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