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Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings Betting Odds and Pick

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Montreal Canadiens dueling the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Detroit Red Wings as -215 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.6-1.9 win for the Red Wings on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

36-26-11 Detroit battles the Canadiens, currently with a 34-34-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 27-34-12 for the Red Wings and 34-27-13 for the Canadiens. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Montreal injuries news.

The Detroit Red Wings sit at No. 21 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Montreal Canadiens sit at a No. 30 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Red Wings No. 24-ranked offense (2.55 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.86 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 17.6% rate while the Canadiens have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +162 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Detroit was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Lightning. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Montreal is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Montreal
  • Detroit is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to New York, Saturday, March 26th
Detroit home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 26th