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NHL Betting Preview - Carolina Hurricanes Underdogs vs Montreal Canadiens at Montreal

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Carolina Hurricanes dueling the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday at Bell Centre.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Carolina Hurricanes opened as 166 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.5-2 result in favor of the Hurricanes today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Montreal will face the 31-27-13 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 27-32-14 in over under betting so far this season while the Carolina Hurricanes are 30-32-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Carolina injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Montreal Canadiens rated this week at No. 26 and the Carolina Hurricanes sitting at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.74 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 19.81% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 85.08% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hurricanes were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Canadiens were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +186 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
  • Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Montreal is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Montreal is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Montreal is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Montreal is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina at New Jersey, Saturday, March 25th
Montreal home to Ottawa, Saturday, March 25th

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