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Canadiens are a Puckline Bettor’s Dream

Four out of five ain’t bad but anything other than a regulation win has been an anomaly for the Canadiens this year. Carey Price will resume his position in the net tonight looking to push his undefeated streak to 11. No. 31 has not made a start against the Panthers since the 2014-15 season when he went 2-0-1 against the Florida club with a .928 save percentage.

  • The Canadiens are 7-1 in their last 8 games with 1 day off between games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of the Panthers' last 7 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Canadiens' last 4 games at home against teams with losing records.

Betting value is going to be tough to come by in this one, unless of course you think the unbeatable Price will all of a sudden become human again. A wager to consider could be a Canadiens puckline bet as Montreal is the second most profitable puckline team in the league, just behind the Rangers.

The Panthers, on the other hand, are just 6-9 on the puckline this season and $100 bettors who have backed their puckline every game would have lost more than $300. Additionally, the Panthers are just 1-4-1 on the road this season and have scored just 1.83 goals per game away from home – and those games were against human goaltenders.

Florida’s three-game winning streak against the Canadiens is likely to end at the Bell Centre this evening.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Montreal sat as -165 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

A 3-2.5 result in favor of the Canadiens 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.

Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Canadiens sit at 13-2-1 on the season; in comparison, the Florida Panthers are currently 7-7-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 5-6-5 OU, and Florida is 7-5-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Florida injuries news.

The Montreal Canadiens sit at No. 6 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Florida Panthers sit at a No. 8 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.31 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 22.92% while the Panthers defense kills off 83.33% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Florida was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Islanders. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

In their last action, Montreal was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Florida is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Florida is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Florida is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
  • Montreal is 14-4 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Montreal is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • Montreal is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida at Toronto, Thursday, November 17th
Montreal at Carolina, Friday, November 18th