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Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Betting Preview

New York IslandersMontreal Canadiens
Dec 13, 7:30 PM | Bell Centre

New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

9-12-6TEAM RECORD12-11-7

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Montreal and New York on Tuesday, with the host Canadiens trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Canadiens are 12-11-7 so far on the season. The Islanders, meanwhile, are 9-12-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 11-16-3 and the Islanders go 14-11-2 on the totals.

View NY Islanders vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Canadiens as -165 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Canadiens) and the No. 28 (Islanders) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 25-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 11.8% rate while the Islanders have a 80.9% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, New York was a 6-3 loser at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Montreal was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Devils. Bettors on Montreal at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Islanders at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games
NY Islanders are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 6 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Montreal is 14-5 SU in their last 19 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games at home
Montreal is 12-6 SU in their last 18 games when playing NY Islanders

Next up:
NY Islanders home to Dallas, Thursday, December 15
Montreal home to Philadelphia, Thursday, December 15

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