Thursday Hockey Betting – Nashville at Montreal

Red-hot Carey Price and the Montreal Canadians are favored in Thursday hockey betting as they host the Nashville Predators.

Price is standing on his head recently for the Canadians in goal as Montreal has won four straight. He could have another good night against an offensively challenged Nashville squad.  Montreal is a solid favorite in NHL hockey betting at the Sbg global sportsbook.

Predators 7-6-3
If you look at the statistics you would find it hard to believe that the Predators have seven wins this year. They don’t do anything very well but somehow they have found a way to win some games this season. Nashville’s offense is poor as they are 25th in the league. They have no real scoring threats and their leader in points is someone names Cal O’Reilly. It is not much better on defense. They are 20th in the league in goals allowed and Pekka Rinne has just four wins.

Canadians 12-5-1
Montreal is playing extremely good hockey of late with Carey Price being a wall in goal.  He is coming off a 41 save effort and a shutout last time out against the Philadelphia Flyers who were rolling. Montreal is 6-3-1 this season at home.   The Canadians are just 19th in the league in goals scored per game but they are second in the league in fewest goals allowed.

Thursday Hockey Betting Trends
You would think this would be an easy win for Montreal and the stats back that thinking. We’ll look at those stats and then give you one thing that is troublesome if you bet Montreal.  The Predators are 13-5 in their last 18 Thursday games. The Predators are 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Predators are 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The Canadiens are 4-0 in NHL hockey betting in their last 4 overall. The Canadiens are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. the Western Conference. The Canadiens are 5-2 in their last 7 home games. Everything looks great right?  There are a couple of concerns though if you bet Montreal. First, they are coming off their biggest win of the season vs. the Flyers. That was a huge, huge revenge game from last season so the Canadians could have a letdown and second, the Canadiens are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. the Central Division.  Yes, Montreal may still win but there are some red flags.