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Moneyline Favors the Montreal Canadiens in Battle with the Vancouver Canucks – Betting Odds and Pick

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Vancouver Canucks dueling the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday at Bell Centre.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Vancouver Canucks in this one, they Canucks listed earlier today as underdogs of 160 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3-2.8 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.

Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Vancouver Canucks have seen them go 16-19-6 so far this season, while the Canadiens are at 17-20-4. In totals betting, the Montreal Canadiens are 16-23-2, while the Canucks are 23-18. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Vancouver injuries news.

The Montreal Canadiens sit at No. 18 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vancouver Canucks sit at a No. 22 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 29-ranked offense (2.51 goals per game) against a Vancouver Canucks defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.29 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 18.85% rate while the Canucks have a 77.93% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at -213 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Montreal was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Lightning. They won as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Vancouver is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Vancouver is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Vancouver's last 12 games
  • Vancouver is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Montreal is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games
  • Montreal is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Vancouver at Washington, Tuesday, January 9th
Montreal home to Boston, Saturday, January 13th