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Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens Preview

Montreal Canadiens

Florida Panthers
42-26-7 March 29, 2014, 07:00 PM | BB&T Center 27-39-8

The Montreal Canadiens will look to grab a road win when they take on the Panthers in Florida at BankAtlantic Center on Saturday in hockey odds action.

Florida battles the Canadiens, currently with a 42-26-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-35-5 for the Panthers and 26-39-10 for the Canadiens. View Montreal Canadiens vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

The Panthers sit at No. 28 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Canadiens sit at a No. 10 on the same chart.

The Canadiens were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Florida lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Hurricanes on March 27. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at -113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.41 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.51 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 10.16% while the Canadiens defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

A few Canadiens at Panthers trends to consider:
Montreal is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Florida
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Montreal at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, April 1st
Florida at New Jersey, Monday, March 31st