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The Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Consol Energy Centre.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Red Wings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at +110 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Rangers on February 7. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 40-15-3 SU, ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal
is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 10 games at home
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal

When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

Montreal:
Team record: 32-21-7 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games
is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh

When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 3-3-1
After a loss are 6-4

Next up:
Montreal home to Toronto, Saturday, March 1
Pittsburgh at Chicago, Saturday, March 1