Canucks vs Canadiens 03/19/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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The Vancouver Canucks are 1-8 on the moneyline in their last nine road games against the Montreal Canadiens. The Canucks will try to turn things around with a strong effort on the road over a back-to-back swing on Friday night and Saturday night against the Canadiens.
Vancouver is a +160 underdog on the NHL odds for Friday in Montreal at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Canadiens are 5-5-1 (-180) at home this season.

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It was the usual suspects getting the job done in Vancouver’s 3-2 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Brock Boeser scored his team-leading 15th goal of the season and Bo Horvat added a goal (his 13th of the season) and an assist in the victory. Thatcher Demko made 30 saves through regulation and overtime and four more stops in the shootout to keep his red-hot March going. Each of Vancouver’s last four wins have been by one goal and three of them have required overtime, but the Canucks aren’t complaining as they’ll take two points any way they can get them.
The Canucks are now 7-1 in Thatcher Demko’s last eight starts. Demko owns a sparkling 1.71 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage in March.
Montreal fell to 13-8-8 on the season with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. The Canadiens have only won four of their last 14 games, but six of their 10 losses over that stretch have come in overtime. Their 1-0-1 record against Vancouver also allowed Montreal to extend its lead over the Canucks in the standings. The Canadiens enter Friday night two points ahead of Vancouver in the North Division with four games in hand.
Friday night’s total is set at six goals at online sports betting sites. The UNDER is 6-0-1 in Vancouver’s last seven games.
These next two games are the last two regular season meetings between the Canucks and the Canadiens. Vancouver’s only clear path to a playoff spot is to take the fourth spot in the North away from Montreal. Doing so would be a lot more manageable with a pair of wins this weekend.
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