NHL Game Preview - Hurricanes underdogs vs Canadiens at Montreal
Carolina Hurricanes vs Montreal Canadiens Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Carolina duelling Montreal on Monday at Bell Centre.
The Canadiens currently sports a record of 22-7-5. The Hurricanes are 16-15-2. Betting totals have seen the Canadiens post a 18-16 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hurricanes have gone 15-17-1 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Canadiens as -186 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Canadiens and the No. 20-ranked Hurricanes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 4-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 21.1% rate while the Hurricanes have a 77.2% rate on the penalty kill.
The Hurricanes were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Montreal won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Rangers on March 30. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Winnipeg are 1-9
After a win are 6-4
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Hurricanes at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Carolina's last 17 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Carolina is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina
Montreal is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Montreal's last 17 games when playing at home against Carolina
Carolina home to Washington, Tuesday, April 2
Montreal at Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 3