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Montreal Canadiens vs Minnesota Wild in NHL odds

Minnesota WildMontreal Canadiens
March 1, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Minnesota Wild vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

28-26-9TEAM RECORD24-30-10

NHL wagering interest swings to the Montreal vs Minnesota battle on Thursday at Bell Centre as the Canadiens try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Canadiens currently sports a record of 24-30-10. The Wild are 28-26-9. Betting totals have seen the Canadiens post a 26-31-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wild have gone 23-28-12 against the number.

View Minnesota vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Canadiens as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Canadiens sit at No. 11 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wild sit at a No. 29 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 13.6% rate while the Wild have a 83.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Kings on February 28. Bettors who backed the Kings at -111 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 Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +105 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Wild at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
Minnesota is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Friday, March 2
Montreal home to Toronto, Saturday, March 3