The Montreal Canadiens have established themselves as the class of the Eastern Conference in the early stages of the NHL season and will be seeking to continue their winning ways Wednesday when they travel to Pennsylvania for a date with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Trends are working in the Habs’ favor for this one, as the road team has taken five out of the last six meetings between the clubs.
- The Penguins are 4-0 SU in their last four games with three days off.
- The total has gone OVER in seven of the Canadiens’ last nine games.
- The Canadiens are 6-2 SU in their last eight games on the road.
The Pens saw their six-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the Calgary Flames on Saturday and now sit at 9-5-0-0 on the season. Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been rock solid between the pipes, going 7-5-0 with a 1.93 goals-against average and .933 save percentage to go along with two shutouts.
Montreal (13-2-1-0) has been no slouch in the goaltending department either. Rookie goaltender Mike Condon has done a phenomenal job filling in for the injured Carey Price, posting a 6-0-1 record with a sparkling 1.57 GAA and .940 save percentage in his first seven career starts.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -145 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bodog but may move closer to puck drop.
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.9-2.4 win for the Canadiens on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Pittsburgh Penguins bring a 9-5-0 record to the battle against the 13-2-1 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 2-9-3 so far and the Canadiens go 8-6-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Montreal injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 15 (Pittsburgh Penguins) and the No. 1 (Montreal Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Penguins No. 26-ranked offense (2.21 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.81 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 17.07% rate while the Canadiens have a 87.76% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Montreal was a 4-2 winner at home against the Bruins. Bettors on Montreal at -153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Flames on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at +117 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
- Montreal is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Montreal’s last 9 games
- Montreal is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh’s last 21 games
- Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Montreal home to Colorado, Saturday, November 14th
Pittsburgh home to Columbus, Friday, November 13th