The Penguins have been one of the top teams in the NHL again this season and they should be focused for this hockey betting matinee since they have not played since Monday. Keep in mind this game has an early start on Saturday.
Hockey bet had the Penguins winning 5-4 at home on Monday against Buffalo as Sidney Crosby had a natural hat trick in the second period. Crosby scored three times in just over eight minutes as the Penguins rallied from two goals down. Crosby now has 37 goals on the season. The hat trick for Crosby was his third of the season and fifth of his career.
Pittsburgh has won seven of the last ten against Montreal including all three this season. The Penguins won 3-2 at Montreal for those making a hockey bet while they won 3-1 and 6-1 in Pittsburgh. Overall, the Penguins have beaten the Canadiens in the last five hockey betting meetings. Three of the last four in the series have gone under the hockey bet total.
The Penguins have been good on the road this season in hockey betting as they are 18-11. Despite having the 5th ranked offense in the league, the Penguins are actually a team that goes under the total more often than over the total. They have gone under the hockey bet total 31 times this season. Goaltender Marc Andre-Fleury is playing well and he can definitely keep a game under.
Montreal has been nothing special at home this season. They are right around the .500 mark in hockey betting and that is simply not going to get the job done. The Canadiens simply can’t score enough goals to win on a nightly basis. They are 28th in the league in goals scored and they do not have a super defense and that means they are lucky to be around the 50-50 mark in hockey bet action. It may not get any better for the Canadiens as they have lost one of their best players for at least the next six weeks as Michael Cammalleri is out. Considering how much Montreal has struggled to score, the loss of Cammalleri is huge for those considering a hockey bet on the Canadiens. The Canadiens could easily fall right out of the playoff race.