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Crosby & Penguins set to face Canadiens

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking for some revenge for a loss to the Montreal Canadiens earlier this month when the Eastern Conference clubs hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Saturday.

Montreal topped Pittsburgh 4-1 as a road underdog on the NHL odds on January 3 in a PUSH for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. The Penguins blanked the Canadiens 4-0 as a road favorite in the first meeting of the season between the teams on November 18.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Montreal Canadiens were listed earlier today as -125 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.1-2.3 win for the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montreal Canadiens sport a record of 26-12-2 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Penguins sit at 24-10-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-19-8 for the Canadiens and 16-22-2 for the Penguins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Montreal Canadiens rated this week at No. 17 and the Pittsburgh Penguins sitting at No. 28.

How Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Stats Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.75 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.42 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 14.29% while the Penguins defense kills off 88% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Bruins. They lost as -132 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

In their last action, Montreal was a 4-2 loser at home against the Lightning. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Montreal is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
Montreal is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Minnesota, Tuesday, January 13th
Montreal at Columbus, Wednesday, January 14th

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