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Colorado Avalanche Battle vs Montreal Canadiens Highlights NHL Odds Menu

The visiting Colorado Avalanche hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Montreal sat as -220 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

A 3.6-2 result in favor of the Canadiens is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Avalanche will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 10-14-1 this season, while the Canadiens are 18-6-3. Colorado is 10-11-4 against the total, while Montreal is 9-11-7 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Colorado injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 10-ranked Montreal Canadiens and the No. 28-rated Colorado Avalanche in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 6-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Colorado Avalanche defense that ranks No. 25 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 20.69% rate while the Avalanche have a 79.59% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Avalanche were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +173 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Montreal was a 5-2 winner at home against the Devils. Bettors on Montreal at -167 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Colorado is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing on the road against Montreal
  • Montreal is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Montreal is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Toronto, Sunday, December 11th
Montreal home to Boston, Monday, December 12th