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NHL Odds: Montreal vs Dallas

Two of the NHL’s best teams are set to tangle when they Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars do battle at American Airlines Arena Saturday evening. The Habs are slumping at the wrong time, losing six of their last seven games. Tonight’s tilt marks the first of an eight-game road trip with the Stars presenting arguably their toughest matchup during that span.

Shark Bites
  • The home team is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings between the Canadiens and Stars.
  • The Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
  • The Canadiens are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning record.

The Habs have had a severe power outage on the offensive end of the rink as of late. Montreal has only scored 11 goals during its 1-6-0 slump, a trend that could spell disaster versus the NHL’s best offensive team.

Montreal has won three of the last four games between the clubs. Stars backup netminder Antti Niemi is expected to get the start – Niemi is 3-2-0 with two shutouts in five career starts against Montreal.

Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

The Dallas Stars were listed earlier today as -175 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Sportsbook), while odds makers set the Sportsbook betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Stars to win this game 3-2.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Dallas Stars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

23-7-2 Dallas battles the Canadiens, currently with a 20-10-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-16 for the Stars and 14-13-6 for the Canadiens. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Montreal injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 13-rated Montreal Canadiens taking on the No. 5-rated Dallas Stars in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.38 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.3 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 21.57% while the Canadiens defense kills off 86.27% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Kings on December 17. Bettors who backed the Kings at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Flames on December 17. Bettors who backed the Flames at +174 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Montreal's last 10 games on the road
  • Montreal is 6-9-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Dallas
  • Dallas is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Nashville, Monday, December 21st
Dallas at Minnesota, Monday, December 21st

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