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Montreal Canadiens vs St. Louis Blues Preview

St. Louis Blues

Montreal Canadiens
8-2-2 November 05, 2013, 07:30 PM | Bell Centre 8-7-0

St. Louis pays a visit to Montreal on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Canadiens snipers in hockey action at Bell Centre.

Montreal will face the 8-2-2 Blues. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 4-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blues are 7-5 favoring the OVER.

View St. Louis Blues vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Montreal sat as -121 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Canadiens at No. 5 and the Blues at No. 3 heading into this contest.

St. Louis was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They lost as -116 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Canadiens were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -141 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 17-ranked offense (2.73 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.42 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 24.14% rate while the Blues have a 80.85% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Blues at Canadiens trends to consider:
St. Louis is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
St. Louis is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
St. Louis is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games at home
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Montreal is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Calgary, Thursday, November 7th
Montreal at Ottawa, Thursday, November 7th