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Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Betting Preview

Edmonton Oilers

Montreal Canadiens
2-6-1 October 22, 2013, 07:30 PM | Bell Centre 5-3-0

Hockey bettors look for value at Bell Centre on Tuesday as host Montreal battles the Edmonton Oilers in hockey odds action.

The Canadiens are 5-3-0 so far on the season. The Oilers, meanwhile, are 2-6-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 2-6 and the Oilers go 5-4 on the totals.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Canadiens in this one found them earlier as -178 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Canadiens) and the No. 27 (Oilers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Edmonton won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Senators on October 19. Bettors who backed the Oilers at +155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +153 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 6-ranked offense (3.25 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 29 at 4 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 22.86% rate while the Oilers have a 73.53% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Oilers at Canadiens trends to consider:
Edmonton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
Edmonton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Montreal is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing at home against Edmonton

Next up:
Edmonton at Washington, Thursday, October 24th
Montreal at Anaheim, Thursday, October 24th