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Jan 25, 7:30 PM | Bell Centre

Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

33-15-1TEAM RECORD18-21-9

Bell Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Montreal Canadiens and the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.

The Canadiens sport records of 18-21-9 heading into this matchup, while the Red Wings sit at 33-15-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-24-5 for the Canadiens and 19-30 for the Red Wings.

View Detroit vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Red Wings listed as favorites of 140 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Canadiens, most recently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Red Wings, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.2 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 12.2% while the Red Wings defense kills off 81.4% of their penalties.

In their last action, Detroit was a 3-1 winner at home against the Blues. Bettors on Detroit at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They won as +145 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Red Wings at Canadiens trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Montreal
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Calgary, Tuesday, January 31
Montreal home to Buffalo, Tuesday, January 31

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