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Montreal Canadiens Host Detroit Red Wings in NHL Betting Action

Bell Centre hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Montreal Canadiens and the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Montreal sat as -170 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.3-1.2 win for the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Red Wings will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-11-5 this season, while the Canadiens are 12-12-3. Detroit is 13-13 on the totals; Montreal is 12-13-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Detroit injuries news.

The Montreal Canadiens sit at No. 20 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Red Wings sit at a No. 24 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.38 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.96 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 15.73% while the Red Wings defense kills off 84.09% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Montreal is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, December 5th
Montreal home to St. Louis, Tuesday, December 5th