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NHL betting line favors Canadiens over Panthers

Florida Panthers

Montreal Canadiens
11-17-5 December 15, 2013, 06:00 PM | Bell Centre 20-11-3

Bell Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Montreal Canadiens and the visiting Florida Panthers on Sunday.

Montreal will face the 11-17-5 Panthers. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 9-21-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Panthers are 14-15-4 favoring the OVER.

View Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed as 173 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Sunday at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Canadiens and the No. 25-ranked Panthers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +112 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Canadiens were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.56 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.27 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 21.37% while the Panthers defense kills off 74% of their penalties.

Next up:
Florida at Toronto, Tuesday, December 17th
Montreal home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, December 17th