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Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview

Montreal Canadiens

Philadelphia Flyers
19-10-3 December 12, 2013, 07:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 13-15-3

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Montreal duelling Philadelphia on Thursday at Wells Fargo Center.

The Canadiens will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 19-10-3 this season, while the Flyers are 13-15-3. Montreal is 9-19-4 against the total, while Philadelphia is 11-16-4 versus the number.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Canadiens listed earlier today as underdogs of 100 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

This game puts the Flyers, most recently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Canadiens, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.26 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.22 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 18.1% while the Canadiens defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

A few Canadiens at Flyers trends to consider:
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games on the road
Montreal is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Montreal
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next up:
Montreal at New York, Saturday, December 14th
Philadelphia at Washington, Sunday, December 15th