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Subban Returns to Montreal With Preds on Four-Game Win Streak

P.K. Subban will make his long-awaited return to the City of Saints this evening when his suddenly surging team goes for its fifth straight win and with the former Hab scoring five points in his last five games, he has a good chance to do some damage against the team that felt he was not part of their long-term future.

SHARK BITES
  • Pekka Rinne has allowed 3 or more goals in 6 of his last 7 starts.
  • The Predators are 3-1 SU in their last 4 games against the Canadiens.
  • The Canadiens are 2-6 SU and 0-8 on the puckline in their last 8 games as favorite.

As for the hockey, we should be in for a good one. Both teams are heating up and motivated to get their final run to the postseason on the right track tonight. The Canadiens’ last five wins, however, have come by a margin of just one goal so if you’re on the Habs in this tilt between two party cities, I’d stay away from the puckline.

Another compelling storyline heading into this inter-conference matchup is Filip Forsberg vs Carey Price. The Swedish sniper has 10 goals in his last five games – the first man to do that since Pavel Bure – and Carey Price has two straight wins, stopping 58 of the last 60 shots he’s faced, so tonight will be a lot like an unstoppable force going up against an immovable object.

Nashville has posted 11 straight OVERs coming into this contest with its games in that span averaging a total of eight goals. That trend could be in trouble in Montreal, though, as the Canadiens, who have been anemic offensively since the break, failed to add any goal-scoring depth at the deadline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Nashville Predators in this one, they Predators listed earlier today as underdogs of 115 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Predators to win this game 3.3-2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Nashville Predators vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Montreal Canadiens are 35-21-8 overall while the Nashville Predators are 32-22-9. As for the totals, Montreal is 25-29-10 on the OU, and Nashville is 35-24-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Nashville injuries news.

The Montreal Canadiens sit at No. 30 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nashville Predators sit at a No. 8 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.77 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.81 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 21.47% while the Predators defense kills off 82.29% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nashville was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Sabres. They won as -131 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +101 were rewarded, while the 1 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Nashville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Nashville's last 11 games when playing Montreal
  • Montreal is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games
  • Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nashville home to Chicago, Saturday, March 4th
Montreal at New York, Saturday, March 4th

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