Two teams that have gotten off to the hottest starts in the 2015-16 NHL season are set to tangle in La Belle Province Tuesday when the St. Louis Blues (5-1) take on the league’s sole undefeated team, the Montreal Canadiens (6-0). The Habs emerged victorious in each of the two games these teams met in last season thanks, unsurprisingly, to the play of all-world goaltender Carey Price.
- Carey Price went 3-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .963 save percentage last week.
- Jake Allen is 1-1-0 with a .889 save percentage and 3.03 GAA in two starts.
- The Blues are 5-2 in the last seven games between the clubs.
The Habs have already set a franchise record for consecutive wins to start a season and lead the NHL in fewest goals-against (seven), while sitting tied for second in most goals scored (20). The Blues are right behind them at 19. St. Louis will be playing out the last matchup of a six-game road trip, and have historically enjoyed life north of the border. St. Louis is a sizzling 11-1-2 in its last 14 games in Canadian cities.
Price and Jake Allen are expected to get the nod for the Canadiens and Blues, respectively.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
NHL Hockey odds makers at Bodog had the Montreal Canadiens as -134 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.1-2.9 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.
St. Louis Blues vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Montreal Canadiens are 6-0-0 overall while the St. Louis Blues are 5-1-0. As for the totals, Montreal is 1-3-2 on the OU, and St. Louis is 4-1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs St. Louis injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds – VSB
show the No. 3-rated St. Louis Blues taking on the No. 9-rated Montreal Canadiens in this contest.
Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 5-ranked offense (3.33 goals per game) against a St. Louis Blues defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.33 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 15.38% rate while the Blues have a 81.48% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at +108 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Red Wings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -177 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
- St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
- St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games on the road
- Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Montreal is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
- Montreal is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
- Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis home to New York, Saturday, October 24th
Montreal at Buffalo, Friday, October 23rd