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Montreal Canadiens

Colorado Avalanche
8-6-0 November 02, 2013, 10:00 PM | Pepsi Center 11-1-0

Colorado will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Montreal Canadiens pay a visit to Pepsi Center.

Colorado will face the 8-6-0 Canadiens. In totals betting, the Avalanche are 5-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Canadiens are 4-10 favoring the OVER.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Avalanche as -136 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Avalanche at No. 11 and the Canadiens at No. 6 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -130 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Colorado won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Stars on November 1. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3.17 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 4 at 1.93 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 20% while the Canadiens defense kills off 84.62% of their penalties.

Next up:
Montreal at St. Louis, Tuesday, November 5th
Colorado at Nashville, Wednesday, November 6th