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Home Team Hot When Flyers-Habs Meet

PK Subban Claude Giroux Montreal Canadiens Philadelphia Flyers NHL

Both the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers are struggling mightily in the bottom tier of the Eastern Conference, but the former will be happy to be the team on home ice when the pair meet at the Bell Centre Friday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Canadiens’ last 10 games.
  • The Canadiens are 0-3 SU in their last three games against teams with losing records.
  • The Canadiens are 2-5 SU in their last seven games as favorites.

Online shop Bovada currently has the Canadiens at -125 in moneyline markets while the Flyers are -105. The total is tabbed at 5.5 with OVER +115 and UNDER -145.

The home team has gone 4-0 in the last four meetings between the Habs and Flyers, with Philly winning the first two meetings on home ice this season (4-3 on January 5, 4-2 on February 2). The Habs won the final two meetings between the two teams at the Bell Centre last year and will look to snap a three-game losing skid Friday night.

The Flyers, who sit second-last in the Metropolitan Division, have been no better as they’ve lost five of their last seven games, but are coming off a 6-3 win at the New Jersey Devils Tuesday. They have been a decent wager against the Atlantic Division, however, as they’ve posted an 8-5-2 record season-to-date and have gone 6-2 in their last eight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Montreal sat as -110 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.1-2.3 result in favor of the Canadiens today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Montreal Canadiens bring a 27-27-4 record to the battle against the 25-21-10 Flyers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 29-21-8 so far and the Flyers go 21-21-14. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Philadelphia Flyers taking on the No. 22-rated Montreal Canadiens in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 11-ranked offense (2.74 goals per game) against a Philadelphia Flyers defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 18.13% rate while the Flyers have a 77.54% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at +111 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Canadiens were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Montreal
  • Montreal is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal's last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games at home
  • Montreal is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Toronto, Saturday, February 20th
Montreal home to Nashville, Monday, February 22nd