|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NHLLet's take a look at Wednesday night's NHL matchup between the Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche. The game at the Pepsi Center is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM ET, and will be televised on RDS and SportsNet. Currently, the Avalanche are favored to win this game at home.
The Candiens are 27-26-3-1 SU and 27-30 ATS so far this season. They are 12-15-1-1 on the road, and 29 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 20 going UNDER. They are coming off of a 6-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes, where they lost as -113 road favorites. The total went OVER the 5 ½ goal line set by sports betting companies in that game.
The Avalanche are 29-26-4-0 SU and 36-23 ATS overall this year. They are 12-13-4-0 at home, and 27 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 29 all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 4-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres, where they lost as -105 road underdogs. The total was set at 5 goals by the NHL betting professionals, resulting in a PUSH.
Montreal is 8-20 against the Western Conference, and 8-23 overall lately. They are 2-6 coming off of one day of rest, and 2-6 against teams with a losing record. They are 3-14 on the road, and 0-7 against the Central Division. They are 0-4 on the road against teams with a losing record at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 coming off of one day of rest, and OVER in all 4 of their recent games against the Western Conference. The total has gone OVER in 10 of their last 13 games overall, and OVER in 7 of their last 9 against teams with a losing record. The total has gone OVER in 18 of their last 26 on the road, and OVER in 6 of their last 8 against Central Division opponents.
Colorado is 2-5 overall recently, and 2-7 at home against teams with a losing record on the road. They are 2-7 coming off of two days of rest, and 0-4 overall at home recently.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 games on Wednesday, and UNDER in 4 of their last 7 against Eastern Conference opponents. The total has gone OVER in 3 of their last 6 overall, and UNDER in 6 of their last 9 against teams with a losing record. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 8 at home, and OVER in 5 of their last 9 against the Atlantic Division.
Between these teams, the Canadiens are 2-6 when playing in Colorado, and the total has gone UNDER in 3 of their last 5 matchups in Colorado.
They last met on November 14, 2015, when Colorado won 6-1, and won as +161 road underdogs. The total went OVER the 5 ½ goal line set by the sportsbook in that matchup.
For Wednesday night's game, betting odds list the Avalanche as -1 ½ goal home favorites. The over/under is set at 5 ½ goals. On the moneyline, Montreal is a 105, with Colorado listed at -125.