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Habs seek a third straight win over Isles

The Montreal Canadiens paid out on the NHL moneyline in each of their first two games against the New York Islanders this season as those Eastern Conference contenders meet in NHL betting action on Saturday night.

Montreal topped New York 3-1 as a road underdog in December and 6-4 as a home favorite in January, with the Canadiens now 5-1 in their last six games against the Islanders dating back to 2013. The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in three of their last four meetings.

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back visiting Montreal Canadiens before puck drop in this match found them as 103-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

Computer Prediction: Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Pick

A 3.2-3 result in favor of the Islanders is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York will face the 42-19-7 Canadiens. In totals betting, the Islanders are 34-35-1 in over under betting so far this season while the Montreal Canadiens are 21-36-11. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Montreal injuries news.

The Canadiens - Islanders odds would favor the Islanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 15.

How Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Islanders No. 3-ranked offense (3.14 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.24 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 18.3% rate while the Canadiens have a 84.83% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Canadiens were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +149 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

New York lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Senators on March 13. Bettors who backed the Senators at +167 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Betting Odds Trends

Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games
Montreal is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 12 games on the road
NY Islanders is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
NY Islanders is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Islanders's last 6 games at home
NY Islanders is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Tampa Bay, Monday, March 16th
New York at Chicago, Tuesday, March 17th