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Montreal Canadiens home to Flames in hockey betting action

Calgary Flames

Montreal Canadiens
21-27-7 February 04, 2014, 07:30 PM | Bell Centre 29-21-6

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Montreal and Calgary on Tuesday, with the host Canadiens trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Canadiens sit at 29-21-6 on the season; in comparison, the Flames are currently 21-27-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 17-31-8 OU, and Calgary is 26-28-1 OU.

View Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Canadiens in this one found them earlier as -186 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

This game puts the Canadiens, most recently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Flames, who rate a No. 27 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Calgary was a 4-3 winner at home against the Wild. Bettors on Calgary at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Montreal was a 2-1 loser at home against the Jets. Bettors on Winnipeg at +126 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.45 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.15 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 18.32% while the Flames defense kills off 80.35% of their penalties.

Next up:
Calgary at New York, Thursday, February 6th
Montreal home to Vancouver, Thursday, February 6th