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Canadiens Looking for Historic Start

Canadiens Max Pacioretty

The Montreal Canadiens have opened their season with nine straight wins, and with one more Tuesday night they will tie the NHL record for consecutive wins to start a season. The Habs, who have been off since Saturday night, will visit the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • Canadiens Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist in two games against the Canucks last season.
  • The Canucks are 0-2-3 at home this season.
  • The Canadiens are one of three teams to be undefeated on the road this season.

The Canadiens have scored the second most goals in the NHL while allowing the fewest, which has led to the team having the top five players in the NHL in plus/minus rating. Carey Price, who leads the NHL in GAA, save percentage, wins, and shutouts among starting goaltenders, is expected to play after getting shaken up in Saturday’s win over the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Canucks are coming off of four consecutive losses, all of which have been at home. With the Canucks being off since Saturday, Ryan Miller is expected to start in net. Miller, who has played every minute for the Canucks this season, has posted a 2.09 GAA and a .926 save percentage this season. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Vancouver sat as 118 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.5-2.8 result in favor of the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Vancouver Canucks are 3-2-3 so far on the season. The Montreal Canadiens, meanwhile, are 9-0-0. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Vancouver go 2-5-1 and the Canadiens go 3-4-2 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Vancouver vs Montreal injuries news.

The Canadiens - Canucks odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vancouver is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Vancouver's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.33 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 14.81% while the Canadiens defense kills off 89.29% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Montreal was a 5-3 winner at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Montreal at -218 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Vancouver was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Red Wings. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vancouver
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games when playing Vancouver
  • Vancouver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games
  • Vancouver is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Edmonton, Thursday, October 29th
Vancouver at Dallas, Thursday, October 29th