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Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens Pick and Betting Preview

The Montreal Canadiens get a visit from the Colorado Avalanche in NHL Betting Odds action on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Montreal Canadiens in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -200 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-2.7 win for the Canadiens on Saturday. 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 Montreal Canadiens are 13-2-2 so far on the season. The Colorado Avalanche, meanwhile, are 6-9-1. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Montreal go 9-6-2 and the Avalanche go 7-8-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Colorado injuries news.

The Montreal Canadiens sit at No. 1 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Colorado Avalanche sit at a No. 14 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.65 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.75 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 27.12% while the Avalanche defense kills off 78.72% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at +152 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games on the road
  • Colorado is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal
  • Montreal is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal's last 10 games
  • Montreal is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Montreal is 7-14-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing Colorado

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Toronto, Tuesday, November 17th
Montreal home to Vancouver, Monday, November 16th