Canadiens close out week against Jets
The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to take care of business against the Winnipeg Jets for the second time this season when the teams meet in NHL odds action at the sportsbooks on Sunday.
The Canadiens topped the Jets 3-0 as a road favorite on the NHL betting lines in their first meeting of the season back on October 15. Overall Montreal has won nine of its past 10 games against Winnipeg, with the OVER/UNDER sitting at 4-6.
.Montreal will face the 26-25-5 Jets. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 17-30-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jets are 26-25-5 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Canadiens as -152 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 15-rated Jets taking on the No. 28-rated Canadiens in this contest.
In their last action, Winnipeg was a 4-3 winner at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Winnipeg at -113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
The Canadiens were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +114 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 24-ranked offense (2.47 goals per game) against a Jets defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.95 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 18.62% rate while the Jets have a 82.83% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Jets at Canadiens trends to consider:
Winnipeg is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Winnipeg's last 12 games
Winnipeg is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
Winnipeg is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Montreal is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Winnipeg
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Winnipeg
Winnipeg at Carolina, Tuesday, February 4th
Montreal home to Calgary, Tuesday, February 4th