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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders

The New York Islanders will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Montreal Canadiens pay a visit to Barclays Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, New York sat as 109 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.9-1.4 result in favor of the Islanders. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Islanders bring a 20-17-9 record to the battle against the 29-13-7 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 24-18-4 so far and the Canadiens go 21-19-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Montreal injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Islanders rated this week at No. 13 and the Montreal Canadiens sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.89 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.49 goals allowed. The Islanders power play is averaging 14.5% while the Canadiens defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -170 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 4-2 winner at home against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on New York at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Montreal is 14-2 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Montreal is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games on the road
  • NY Islanders is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Islanders is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of NY Islanders's last 23 games
  • NY Islanders is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Buffalo, Tuesday, January 31st
New York home to Washington, Tuesday, January 31st