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Moneyline Favors the Colorado Avalanche in Battle with the Montreal Canadiens – Betting Odds and Pick

Montreal Canadiens


Colorado Avalanche
Monday, December 01, 2014 9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Pepsi Center on Monday as the host Colorado Avalanche battle the Montreal Canadiens in hockey odds action.

Its Patrick Roy against his former team again as the Habs start a road trip. The Habs have won 8 of 12 games while the Avs are playing better, winners of 5 of 7, despite come injuries.

Montreal Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Colorado Avalanche in this one found them earlier as -114 favorite on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at Bovada and may have moved.

Computer Prediction: Montreal Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.6 win for the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Avalanche bring a 9-10-5 record to the battle against the 16-7-2 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 11-12-1 so far and the Canadiens go 8-12-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Montreal injuries news.

The Colorado Avalanche sit at No. 25 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Montreal Canadiens sit at a No. 22 on the same chart.

How Montreal Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 18-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.52 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 13.41% rate while the Canadiens have a 84.09% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Sabres on November 29. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +270 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -145 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Montreal Canadiens vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Odds Trends

Montreal is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
Montreal is 6-15-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games at home
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Minnesota, Wednesday, December 3rd
Colorado at Calgary, Thursday, December 4th