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Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames Pick and Betting Preview

The Calgary Flames battle the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Friday in NHL betting odds action at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Montreal Canadiens were listed as 118 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Friday at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.4-2.1 result in favor of the Flames. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Calgary will face the 15-15-4 Canadiens. In totals betting, the Flames are 16-18-1 in over under betting so far this season while the Montreal Canadiens are 16-16-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Montreal injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Calgary Flames rated this week at No. 13 and the Montreal Canadiens sitting at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Calgary's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.83 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 22 at 3.18 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 17.21% while the Canadiens defense kills off 77.68% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the Canucks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -138 were rewarded, while the 12 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Calgary was a 2-1 winner at home against the Blues. Bettors on Calgary at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Montreal is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal's last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games
  • Calgary is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Calgary is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Calgary is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Edmonton, Saturday, December 23rd
Calgary at San Jose, Thursday, December 28th