Hurricanes vs. Canadiens Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Charlie Grant | Updated Nov 27, 2018

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Newly named Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber tallied 16 points in 26 games last year before ligament damage in his ankle put him on the injured reserve.

Carolina
46-29-5-2
AT
November 27, 2018, 7:30 PM ET
Bell Centre
Montreal
44-30-8
Puckline +1.5 -280
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +6

35%

Betting Action

65%

Puckline -1.5 +225
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +6

35%

Betting Action

65%

For the first time in nearly a year, Shea Weber will suit up and play when the Montreal Canadiens take the ice. Habs backers hope the return of their team captain will be enough to end a four-game losing streak. Carolina tries to spoil the party and top Montreal for a fifth straight time.

Hurricanes vs Canadiens Betting Analysis

Carolina comes into Montreal off a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night. The Hurricanes had been enjoying a three-game winning run before the poor result over the weekend. The Canes are beating up on bad teams. They’re 24-9 straight up in their last 33 games against teams with losing records.

The Canadiens have dropped four in a row and have 27 points through their first 24 games. Montreal is 1-4 in its last four home games and 15-37 in its last 52 games against Eastern Conference foes.

Total bettors should consider a play in this matchup. The Under is 5-1 in Carolina’s last six games and 4-2 in Montreal’s last six.

About 76 percent of Sports Interaction bettors like the Habs as -125 favourites against the Canes while more than 95 percent expect the game to play Over the 5.5-goal total.

Carolina Hurricanes

The jury is still out on whether the Hurricanes or Flames won their blockbuster trade at last June’s NHL Entry Draft. Former Flame Micheal Ferland leads Carolina in goals with 11, but defenceman Dougie Hamilton isn’t living up to expectations.

The puck-moving blueliner carries a -5-rating into Tuesday’s game and he’s registered just two power play points so far this season. Hamilton was brought into Carolina to boost a below-average, power play unit, but it hasn’t panned out yet.

The Hurricanes are 27th in goals for per game and the own the 20th best extra-man attack.

Montreal Canadiens

How much does Shea Weber have left in the tank? The 33-year-old d-man still has another seven years left on his contract after this season. He scored 17 goals and added 25 helpers in his first season with the Habs. He tallied 16 points in 26 games last year before ligament damage in his ankle put him on the injured reserve.

Habs insiders expect David Schlemko will be Weber’s defensive partner on Tuesday. Montreal placed NHL veteran Karl Alzner on waivers to make run for Weber on the active roster.

Hurricanes vs. Canadiens Prediction

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