The Canadiens and Hurricanes, who are trending in very different directions right now, will meet tonight on a light Turkey Day sports schedule. Carolina has won five consecutive games while Montreal has dropped four of its last five and Carey Price has started to look human.
- Carey Price is 17-9 in his last 28 starts after a loss.
- The Hurricanes are 0-6 in their last 6 games on the road against the Canadiens.
- The Canadiens are 11-2 in their last 13 games as home favorites.
Although he earned his first regulation loss of the season in his last appearance, Price has historically bounced back well from rough outings. The Habs’ No. 1 has had three starts this season where he’s posted a save percentage of .905 or worse. In his next starts after those poor performances, Price has not posted a save percentage worse than .953.
These teams last met a week ago when the Hurricanes came away with a 3-2 victory. The difference in that game was a significant one as Al Montoya was the guy the filling the Canadiens’ net.
Carolina has generated the fifth most chances per game this year but will be trying to score on a guy tonight that has a 91.53 high danger save percentage and that thrives in high-volume situations (9-0 when he’s seen 25 or more shots). Price has not faced Carolina since his MVP season in 2014-15 but that year he went 3-0 against the Canes with a .977 save percentage.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Montreal sat as -168 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Hurricanes to win this game 2.8-2.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Carolina Hurricanes will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 8-6-4 this season, while the Canadiens are 14-4-2. Carolina is 8-7-3 on the totals; Montreal is 7-7-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Carolina injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 3 (Montreal Canadiens) and the No. 14 (Carolina Hurricanes) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 3-ranked offense (3.15 goals per game) against a Carolina Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.78 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 23.08% rate while the Hurricanes have a 91.84% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Hurricanes were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.
In their last action, Montreal was a 4-3 loser at home against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at +180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
- Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Carolina is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- Montreal is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games
- Montreal is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
- Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Montreal is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Carolina at Ottawa, Saturday, November 26th
Montreal at Detroit, Saturday, November 26th