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Montreal Canadiens take on Sharks in hockey test

Montreal CanadiensSan Jose Sharks
Dec 1, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Montreal Canadiens vs San Jose Sharks Odds

10-11-4TEAM RECORD13-7-1

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between San Jose and Montreal on Thursday, with the host Sharks trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Sharks currently sports a record of 13-7-1. The Canadiens are 10-11-4. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 10-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canadiens have gone 9-13-3 against the number.

View Montreal vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sharks were listed as -170 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Sharks and the No. 9-ranked Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 11-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Canadiens have a 89.3% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Montreal was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Ducks. Bettors on Anaheim at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

San Jose lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Kings on November 28. Bettors who backed the Kings at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Anaheim are 5-5-2
After a loss are 5-5

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Canadiens at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games when playing on the road against San Jose
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games at home
San Jose is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Montreal at Los Angeles, Saturday, December 3
San Jose home to Florida, Saturday, December 3

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