The Montreal Canadiens sit atop the NHL thanks in large to their flawless 9-0-0 record at the Bell Centre this season. In their nine home games this season, the Habs have outscored opponents 32-12 with six of their nine wins coming by two goals or more. The Detroit Red Wings look to be the first blemish on the Canadiens home record when they travel to Montreal Saturday.
- The Red Wings are 0-5 in their past 5 visits to the Bell Centre.
- The Canadiens are 8-2 in their past 10 games against the Red Wings.
- Max Pacioretty has 7 assists and 4 assists in 11 career games against the Red Wings.
Montreal’s top line of Alex Galchenyuk, Alexander Radulov and Paul Byron has been one of the best units in the NHL recently, as the trio has accounted for four goals and a combined +10 rating in the past two games. Radulov has been an especially adept acquisition for the Habs, as the winger has tallied eight primary assists on the season.
Goalie Jimmy Howard has excelled for the Red Wings since being given the bulk of the starting duty over Petr Mrazek. Howard has started each of the Red Wings past three games while posting a 1.64 GAA and a .944 save percentage.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to back the visiting Detroit Red Wings before puck drop in this match found them as 144 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.1-2.3 win for the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Canadiens sit at 12-1-1 on the season; in comparison, the Detroit Red Wings are currently 8-6-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 5-6-3 OU, and Detroit is 7-7-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Detroit injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 8 (Montreal Canadiens) and the No. 20 (Detroit Red Wings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
The game also pits Montreal’s No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.29 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.53 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 18.6% while the Red Wings defense kills off 80.43% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Red Wings were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -169 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.
In their last action, Montreal was a 4-1 winner at home against the Kings. Bettors on Montreal at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
- Detroit is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
- Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- Montreal is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
- Montreal is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Montreal is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
- Montreal is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, November 15th
Montreal at Chicago, Sunday, November 13th