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March 2, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

13-8-0TEAM RECORD13-4-3

Hockey bettors look for value at Bell Centre on Saturday as host Montreal battles the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey odds action.

The Canadiens are 13-4-3 so far on the season. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 13-8. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 9-11 and the Penguins go 12-9 on the totals.

View Pittsburgh vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Canadiens as -121 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Canadiens at No. 7 and the Penguins at No. 3 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.9 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 19.6% while the Penguins defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Pittsburgh was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They lost as -135 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Canadiens were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Penguins at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Montreal is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 8 games
Montreal is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Tampa Bay, Monday, March 4
Montreal at Boston, Sunday, March 3