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St. Louis Blues battle vs Montreal Canadiens highlights NHL odds menu

Montreal Canadiens

St. Louis Blues
21-12-3 December 19, 2013, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 22-7-4

The St. Louis Blues will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Montreal Canadiens invade Scottrade Center on Thursday.

The Blues are 22-7-4 so far on the season. The Canadiens, meanwhile, are 21-12-3. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Louis go 16-13-4 and the Canadiens go 9-23-4 on the totals.

View Montreal Canadiens vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Blues in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -173 on most hockey betting menus early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 18-rated Canadiens taking on the No. 3-rated Blues in this contest.

Montreal won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Coyotes on December 17. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Sharks on December 17. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.45 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.11 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 23.08% while the Canadiens defense kills off 87.18% of their penalties.

Next up:
Montreal at Nashville, Saturday, December 21st
St. Louis at Edmonton, Saturday, December 21st