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Pittsburgh Montreal Betting Preview

Montreal CanadiensPittsburgh Penguins
Oct 20, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

1-3-1TEAM RECORD4-2-2

The Penguins get a visit from the Montreal Canadiens in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Canadiens will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 1-3-1 this season, while the Penguins are 4-2-2. Montreal is 2-2-1 on the totals; Pittsburgh is 4-4.

View Montreal vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Penguins, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Canadiens, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 21.9% rate while the Canadiens have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Sabres on October 18. Bettors who backed the Sabres at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Wild. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Buffalo are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Canadiens at Penguins trends to consider:
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Pittsburgh's last 24 games at home

Next up:
Montreal home to Toronto, Saturday, October 22
Pittsburgh home to New Jersey, Saturday, October 22

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