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Phoenix Coyotes vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Matchup Report

Montreal Canadiens

Phoenix Coyotes
35-22-7 March 06, 2014, 09:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena 28-23-11

Montreal pays a visit to Phoenix on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Coyotes snipers in hockey action at Jobing.com Arena.

The Coyotes currently sport a record of 28-23-11. The Canadiens are 35-22-7. Betting totals have seen the Coyotes post a 31-28-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canadiens have gone 21-34-9 against the number.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 120 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 6 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The Coyotes - Canadiens odds would favor the Coyotes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Phoenix is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 16.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +173 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Phoenix won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Canucks on March 4. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 17-ranked offense (2.74 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.45 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 20.28% rate while the Canadiens have a 84.93% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Montreal at San Jose, Saturday, March 8th
Phoenix at Washington, Saturday, March 8th