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Hockey Matchup - Anaheim Ducks Montreal Canadiens Odds Preview

Montreal Canadiens

Anaheim Ducks
34-22-7 March 05, 2014, 10:00 PM | Honda Center 43-14-5

The Anaheim Ducks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Canadiens arrive at Honda Center on Wednesday.

The Ducks are 43-14-5 so far on the season. The Canadiens, meanwhile, are 34-22-7. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Anaheim go 32-27-3 and the Canadiens go 20-34-9 on the totals.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Ducks in this one found them earlier as -186 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Ducks and the No. 16-ranked Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Canadiens were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -172 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Anaheim was a 5-3 winner at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Anaheim at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Anaheim's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.26 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.44 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 17.62% while the Canadiens defense kills off 84.98% of their penalties.

Next up:
Montreal at Phoenix, Thursday, March 6th
Anaheim home to Pittsburgh, Friday, March 7th