The Edmonton Oilers have been a bottom of the barrel team for several years now, but they have managed to find success against the powerhouse Montreal Canadiens. The Oilers are 9-3 in their past 12 hosting the Habs and have won the past three meetings between the teams.
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and an assist in two games against Montreal last season.
- The Canadiens did not practice Wednesday following their first loss of the season.
- The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five meetings at Rexall Place.
Connor McDavid has been as good as advertised as he brings a six-game point streak into Thursday’s game. The Oilers are expected to start Cam Talbot in net who has dominated the Canadiens in his few career appearances against the team with a 1-0-1 record and a 0.49 GAA.
Montreal will likely send reigning Hart Trophy winner Carey Price to the net, but the All-Star goalie has struggled against Edmonton in his career. Price has lost his past five starts against the Oilers with the netminder posting a 3.21 GAA.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re backing the visiting Montreal Canadiens in this one, they Canadiens listed earlier today as favorites of -154 at most sportsbooks, including Bodog. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.3-1.8 victory for the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Montreal Canadiens vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Montreal Canadiens will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-1-0 this season, while the Oilers are 3-7-0. Montreal is 4-4-2 on the totals; Edmonton is 5-4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs Montreal injuries news.
The Canadiens – Oilers odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Edmonton is rated No. 23 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while Montreal is at No. 3.
The game also pits Edmonton’s No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.7 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 22.22% while the Canadiens defense kills off 86.67% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Montreal lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Canucks on October 27. Bettors who backed the Canucks at +104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Oilers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Montreal is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
- Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Montreal is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Edmonton
- Montreal is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
- Edmonton is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
- Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Edmonton is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Montreal
- Edmonton is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Montreal
Next Betting Matchups
Montreal at Calgary, Friday, October 30th
Edmonton home to Calgary, Saturday, October 31st