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Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Matchup Report

Montreal Canadiens

Edmonton Oilers
1-2-0 October 10, 2013, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 1-2-0

NHL wagering interest swings to the Edmonton vs Montreal battle on Thursday at Rexall Place as the Oilers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Edmonton will face the 1-2-0 Canadiens. In totals betting, the Oilers are 3-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Canadiens are 1-2 favoring the OVER.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

The Oilers were listed earlier today as -126 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oilers rated this week at No. 23 and the Canadiens sitting at No. 6.

The Canadiens were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Oilers were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3.67 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.67 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 25% while the Canadiens defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Next up:
Montreal at Vancouver, Saturday, October 12th
Edmonton at Toronto, Saturday, October 12th