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Montreal Canadiens at Florida Panthers Betting Lines and Trends

The Florida Panthers will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Montreal Canadiens pay a visit to BB&T Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Florida sat as -130 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.1-1.6 result in favor of the Panthers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Montreal Canadiens have seen them go 16-18-4 so far this season, while the Panthers are at 16-16-5. In totals betting, the Florida Panthers are 18-19, while the Canadiens are 16-20-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Montreal injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 28-ranked Florida Panthers and the No. 16-rated Montreal Canadiens in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Florida Panthers No. 19-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 21 at 3.16 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 16.24% rate while the Canadiens have a 77.17% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -240 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Panthers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Montreal is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games
  • Montreal is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 8 games
  • Florida is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to San Jose, Tuesday, January 2nd
Florida at Minnesota, Tuesday, January 2nd