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NHL Betting Preview - Montreal Canadiens Underdogs vs Detroit Red Wings at Montreal

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Detroit Red Wings at Montreal battle on Tuesday at Bell Centre as the Canadiens try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Montreal Canadiens as 136 moneyline underdogs in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

A 3.7-1.7 result in favor of the Red Wings 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.

Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Red Wings will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 38-27-11 this season, while the Canadiens are 34-36-6. Detroit is 29-34-13 against the total, while Montreal is 36-27-13 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Detroit injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Montreal Canadiens rated this week at No. 30 and the Detroit Red Wings sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 18-ranked offense (2.64 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.74 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 16.12% rate while the Red Wings have a 80.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Wings were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Montreal was a 5-2 loser in its last match at home against the Rangers. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
  • Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Montreal is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
  • Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Minnesota, Friday, April 1st
Montreal at Tampa Bay, Thursday, March 31st