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New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Matchup Report


Montreal Canadiens

New York Islanders
19-11-3 December 14, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 9-19-5



A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Montreal duelling New York on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

Supporters of the Canadiens have seen them go 19-11-3 so far this season, while the Islanders are at 9-19-5. In totals betting, the Islanders are 18-14-1, while the Canadiens are 9-20-4.

View Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Islanders in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 114 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Islanders and the No. 12-ranked Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for Montreal, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at +125 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Phoenix at -166 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 22-ranked offense (2.52 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.21 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 15.6% rate while the Canadiens have a 86.11% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Canadiens at Islanders trends to consider:
Montreal is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal's last 9 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Islanders's last 9 games
NY Islanders is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Islanders's last 9 games at home


Next up:
Montreal home to Florida, Sunday, December 15th
New York home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, December 17th

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