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New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Preview

Montreal CanadiensNew York Islanders
March 5, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Odds

14-4-4TEAM RECORD9-11-2

Montreal pays a visit to New York on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Islanders bats in hockey action at Nassau Coliseum.

New York battles the Canadiens, currently with a 14-4-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-9 for the Islanders and 11-11 for the Canadiens.

View Montreal vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 105 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Islanders sit at No. 8 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Canadiens sit at a No. 4 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 22.1% rate while the Canadiens have a 82.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +165 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

New York was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Senators. They won as -160 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Carolina are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 2-8
After playing Ottawa are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Canadiens at Islanders trends to consider:
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
Montreal is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Montreal is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 6 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders last 7 games at home
NY Islanders are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Montreal
NY Islanders are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games

Next up:
Montreal at Carolina, Thursday, March 7
NY Islanders home to NY Rangers, Thursday, March 7