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NHL Betting Line Favors the Montreal Canadiens over the Calgary Flames Thursday

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Calgary Flames at Montreal battle on Thursday at Bell Centre as the Canadiens try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-1.6 result in favor of the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montreal Canadiens are 13-13-3 so far on the season. The Calgary Flames, meanwhile, are 14-12-2. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Montreal go 14-13-2 and the Flames go 14-13-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Calgary injuries news.

The Flames - Canadiens odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montreal is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Calgary is at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 30-ranked offense (2.38 goals per game) against a Calgary Flames defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.17 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 15.73% rate while the Flames have a 73.17% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Calgary was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Canadiens were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -105 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games
  • Calgary is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Montreal is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Montreal's last 15 games
  • Montreal is 4-16 ATS in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary home to Vancouver, Saturday, December 9th
Montreal home to Edmonton, Saturday, December 9th