Hockey Betting Odds for Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2017 NHL betting season continues this Thursday with a handful of matchups for bettors to take a swing at. This evening, there will be a total of 9 different NHL games for sportsbook betting players to take a swing at. Certainly one of the most competitive matchups of the evening is the Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens matchup. Let’s take a quick peep at what the hockey betting odds are predicting for this evening’s pairing.
Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens – Thursday, Nov. 7th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Centre Bell, Montreal, Canada
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Hockey Betting Odds:
Calgary Flames TBP
Montreal Canadiens TBP
The Flames enter this Thursday night matchup with a 14-12-2 record that ranks Calgary 4th in the Pacific Division. The Flames have racked up 30-points on the season, which technically tie them with the San Jose Sharks for the 4th spot in the Pacific. Additionally, that 30-point tally places Calgary 9-points behind the division leading Los Angeles Kings and 6-points ahead of the 7th-place Edmonton Oilers. The Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 games and enter this evening’s contest riding a 3-game losing streak. The hockey betting odds haven’t come out for this Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens matchup and it’s clear that NHL bookmakers are having a hard time sizing this contest up.
Teaser sports betting players will agree that Calgary will have the offensive advantage this evening. Since Calgary ranks 19th in the league in scoring while Montreal ranks a lowly 23rd, there’s no use debating that fact. Therefore, NHL betting players can expect Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan to light up the floor this evening. Gaudreau leads the franchise in points with 36 on the year coming off of 12 goals and 24 assists. Lastly, Sean Monahan leads the club in goals with 15 on the year.
The Canadiens ride into this evening’s contest flashing a 13-13-3 record that ranks the franchise 3rd in the Atlantic Division. Montreal is sitting on 29-points on the season, which gives them a 1-point lead over the 4th place Boston Bruins and places them 8-points behind the 2nd place Toronto Maple Leafs. To add on; Montreal is 5-1 in their last 6 games which have helped them climb the divisional rankings. However, the last time Montreal took to the ice was to suffer a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Montreal will be looking to rebound from that loss this evening.
If Montreal is to get the job done this evening, they’ll need Brendan Gallagher to come up big. Gallagher is the Canadiens’ leading goal scorer as he’s sitting on 13 which, combined with his 6 assists on the year, give Gallagher 19-points on the season. Furthermore, Gallagher gets plenty of help from Jonathan Drouin, the 3-year veteran out of Quebec. Drouin leads Montreal in assists with 12 so far in 2017.