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Injury-Riddled Canucks Have Struggled vs Puckline

Montreal is a heavy -227 favorite heading into tonight’s matchup against Vancouver, and for good reason. The Canadiens are 6-1 in their last seven games at home with the Canucks in town. With Vancouver struggling on the power play, the Canadiens should have a major special teams advantage. Vancouver has converted on just 10.71% of its power-play opportunities, while Montreal’s penalty-killing unit has shut down the power play 88.57% of the time.

Shark Bites
  • The Canadiens are 7-0 SU and 6-1 vs the puckline in their last seven games as a favorite.
  • The Canucks are 2-9 in their last 11 games on the road.
  • Carey Price is 6-2-2 in his career vs Vancouver.

Bettors looking for a little bit better value tonight will want to consider a puckline wager on the Canadiens. Montreal is 10-1 against the puckline in the last 11 games, while Vancouver has struggled in that spot, going a brutal 1-5 vs the puckline in their last six. Montreal can be had at -1.5 for +130.

If you look at the past matchups between these teams in Montreal, the total has gone UNDER 10 out of 14 times. The starting goaltenders on both sides will give bettors extra incentive to take the UNDER, as they both hold a GAA of under two (Carey Price 1.40, Ryan Miller 1.74) and save percentage of over .930 (Price .954, Miller .939). The total for tonight’s game is set at five goals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Vancouver Canucks opened as 165 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-0.8 result in favor of the Canadiens. 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

8-0-1 Montreal battles the Canucks, currently with a 4-4-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-5-1 for the Canadiens and 4-5 for the Canucks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Vancouver injuries news.

The Canucks - Canadiens odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montreal is rated No. 13 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Vancouver is at No. 30.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 4-ranked offense (3.44 goals per game) against a Vancouver Canucks defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.67 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 21.88% rate while the Canucks have a 80.95% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Vancouver lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Capitals on October 29. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -192 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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

Betting Trends
  • Vancouver is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Vancouver is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Vancouver is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games on the road
  • Montreal is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Vancouver at Ottawa, Thursday, November 3rd
Montreal at Columbus, Friday, November 4th