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Montreal Minnesota Betting Preview

Minnesota Wild

Montreal Canadiens
13-4-4 November 19, 2013, 07:30 PM | Bell Centre 10-9-2

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

The Canadiens are 10-9-2 so far on the season. The Wild, meanwhile, are 13-4-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 5-15-1 and the Wild go 6-11-4 on the totals.

View Minnesota Wild vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Minnesota before puck drop in this match found them as 129-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Canadiens - Wild odds would favor the Wild if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montreal is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 4.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -190 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Rangers on November 16. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 22-ranked offense (2.48 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 23.08% rate while the Wild have a 79.22% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Minnesota at Ottawa, Wednesday, November 20th
Montreal at Washington, Friday, November 22nd