Online NHL Betting Looks Over Canadiens-Blackhawks MatchPosted by: Charlie Smith
The 2017 online NHL betting season is underway. This Tuesday, the NHL has thrown together 7 matches to keep NHL sportsbook betting players glued to their TV screen. Out of those 7, only one game has received the national broadcast nod and rightfully so: the enticing matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens.
Tuesday night, the Canadiens will be playing host to the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s still very early in the season so it’s hard to get a read on either team. Chicago enters this contest looking slightly better with 5 points to their name while the Canadiens slide in with only 2 points. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at what kind of action sports betting sites are predicting will unfold this evening.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Montreal Canadiens – Tuesday, October 10th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: Centre Bell, Montreal
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Lines:
Chicago Blackhawks +1½ (-260) 5½ (-105) +115
Montreal Canadiens -1½ (+220) 5½ (-115) -135
The Blackhawks have competed in 3 games so far this season and ride into this Tuesday night matchup sporting a 2-0-1 record that ranks them 2nd behind the St. Louis Blues in the Central Division of the Western Conference. St. Louis is undefeated thus far into the season, giving them a slight 2-point lead over their division rivals.
Chicago is coming off a 50-23-9 season that saw them finish 1st in the Central Division. However, even though the Blackhawks delivered a tremendous regular season effort, the franchise was unable to translate that into postseason success. In one of the biggest online NHL betting postseason shockers that we’ve seen in a long time, the Blackhawks ended up being swept in 4 games by the Nashville Predators. It was an anticlimactic finish for the squad and ultimately it has left the Blackhawks hungry and disgruntled, ready to take their revenge on the league this season.
The Canadiens enter this Tuesday night matchup flashing a 1-2-0 record that, as previously mentions, grants the team 2 points on the season. With that lousy tally, the Canadiens are ranking penultimate in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. Furthermore, Montreal is coming off a bitter 2-0 loss to the New York Rangers. The Canadiens are obviously looking to bounce back and judging by the lines currently available on this game, NHL sportsbooks think they can get it done.
Montreal is coming off a 47-26-8 season that saw the franchise finish 1st in the Atlantic Division and 4th in the conference. Like the Blackhawks, the Canadiens would get eliminated in the first round. Granted, at least Montreal was able to win a few games. But in the end, the New York Rangers would send them packing 4 games to 2.
It’s interesting to see Montreal being pegged as the odds on favorite for this game. Chicago was a force to be reckoned with in the second half of last year’s season and they haven’t looked half bad this season. With the way the odds are currently listed, fans might want to take a shot on the upset odds available on the Blackhawks.