The Montreal Canadiens survived without Carey Price for the first three games of the season and are now thriving with the former Hart Trophy winner back between the pipes. Philadelphia makes their way into Habs’ territory this evening to take on No. 31 and the Canadiens on their home ice – where Montreal is 2-0 this season.
– Shark BITES
- The Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 games on the road against the Canadiens.
- The total has gone UNDER in 3 of the Flyers’ last 4 games on the road against the Canadiens.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Flyers’ last 7 games on the road after consecutive home games.
Price did not get a start against the Flyers in his injury-abbreviated 2015-16 season but he was 3-0-0 with a .918 save percentage against them during his Vezina/Hart-winning 2014-15 campaign. The Flyers have not confirmed their netminder for tonight but Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth both have similar numbers this season and neither will give Philadelphia the goaltending advantage against Price.
Montreal has started their season on fire and has scored an average of four goals a game en route to their 4-0-1 record through the first five games of their schedule. Although their slate has leaned towards the easy side so far the Canadiens have beaten their opponents by an average of 3.25 have allowed more than two goals just once.
The Flyers have generated just 26.9 shots per game through their five games so far – 25th in the league – and will probably need to put significantly more pucks on net tonight if they hope to score on the best goalie in the show.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Philadelphia Flyers were listed as 118 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.5-1.1 victory for the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Montreal Canadiens sport a record of 4-0-1 heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia Flyers sit at 2-2-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Canadiens and 4-0-1 for the Flyers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Philadelphia injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark , it’s the No. 27-ranked Montreal Canadiens and the No. -rated Philadelphia Flyers in this matchup.
The game also pits Montreal’s No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 4 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.8 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 14.29% while the Flyers defense kills off 78.95% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -131 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Canadiens were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
- Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- Montreal is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Montreal is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal’s last 7 games
- Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Philadelphia home to Buffalo, Tuesday, October 25th
Montreal at New York, Wednesday, October 26th
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