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Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Betting Preview

New York IslandersMontreal Canadiens
March 17, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

28-32-11TEAM RECORD28-32-12

Bell Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Montreal Canadiens and the visiting New York Islanders on Saturday.

The Canadiens bring a 28-32-12 record to the battle against the 28-32-11 Islanders. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 29-35-8 so far and the Islanders go 35-33-3.

View NY Islanders vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Canadiens in this one will find them as -125 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Canadiens, most recently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Islanders, who rate a No. 27 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 17-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Islanders defense that ranks No. 27 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 15% rate while the Islanders have a 80.5% rate on the penalty kill.

New York lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Flyers on March 15. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -131 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Montreal was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Senators. They lost as +158 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a loss 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 when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 6 games on the road
NY Islanders are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing NY Islanders
Montreal is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Islanders

Next up:
NY Islanders at Toronto, Tuesday, March 20
Montreal at Buffalo, Wednesday, March 21

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