Carey Price and the Canadiens have held on to top spot in NHL through 22 games and will look to solidify that position during their current five-game West Coast road trip. Montreal gets the Ducks tonight in the first third of their California triple-header.
- The total has gone UNDER in 3 of the Canadiens’ last 4 games against the Ducks.
- The Canadiens are 7-2 in their last 9 games against teams with losing records.
- The last 7 Ducks’ games have pushed on the OVER/UNDER and have had exactly 5 goals.
That push trend is weird one and I myself have never before seen one like it. If there was a night for it to be broken, however, it’s tonight. The Canadiens have allowed just 2.14 goals per game heading into their matchup with the Ducks and have allowed more than one goal just one time in their last four games.
Anaheim has had significant issues putting the puck in the net of late and has not had to face a goaltender with the quality of Carey Price. I’m towards the side of the UNDER this evening but if you can find a prop bet on this game to push on the total, you may want to roll the dice on the value.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re backing the visiting Montreal Canadiens in this one, they Canadiens listed earlier today as underdogs of -102 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Ducks to win this game 2.8-2.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Montreal Canadiens vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Anaheim Ducks are 10-8-4 overall while the Montreal Canadiens are 16-4-2. As for the totals, Anaheim is 6-7-9 on the OU, and Montreal is 7-9-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Montreal injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
, it’s the No. 6-ranked Anaheim Ducks and the No. 3-rated Montreal Canadiens in this matchup.
Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 18-ranked offense (2.59 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.18 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 21.05% rate while the Canadiens have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Montreal was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Red Wings. Bettors on Montreal at -153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at +142 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
- Montreal is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Montreal is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
- Montreal is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
- Montreal is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
- Anaheim is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Anaheim is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Anaheim is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Montreal
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim’s last 7 games when playing Montreal
Next Betting Matchups
Montreal at San Jose, Friday, December 2nd
Anaheim at Vancouver, Thursday, December 1st