Montreal entered the NHL Hub as the East’s 12th and final seed. Also, the Canadiens were considered to be the weakest team in the postseason. Montreal did have one key asset with the NHL betting odds. Goalie Cary Price can literally steal games by himself. Indeed, Price was stellar in the Habs first-round series upset of Pittsburgh. Best of all Price had plenty of help. He did not have to carry the Habs. Philadelphia Flyers was just as impressive. Three wins in three-round robins made them the top seed in the East.
Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Game 3
|Date and Time:||Sunday, August 16, 2020. 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario|
|Canadiens vs. Flyers TV Coverage:||NBC|
|Canadiens vs. Flyers SBG Odds:||Click Here|
Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers SBG Odds Overview
Montreal has a large and passionate fan base that will drive the offshore bookmaker handle. Additionally, their win over the Penguins will bring additional dollars their way. Philadelphia is a well-respected franchise as well but is coming out of an era of mediocrity. As a result, this breakout season has not fully sunk in with gamblers. Sharps have profited from this perception gap. Public rush on the Flyers remains delayed but inevitable.
Montreal Canadiens Team Overview
Montreal was a heavy underdog to the Penguins. But the Canadiens dispatched Pittsburgh in four games. Overall, Montreal was 31-31-9 in the regular season. The Canadiens have NHL metrics of 19th for goal scoring, 22nd for power play, 19th for goals against, and 19th for penalty killing.
Key Montreal Canadiens: D Shea Weber 2 G, 2 A, 4 PTS, 5 +/-, 0 PPG, 0 PPA, 0 SHG, 20.0
SPCT, C Paul Byron 1 G, 3 A, 4 PTS, 6 +/-, 0 PPG, 0 PPA, 0 SHG, 25.0 SPCT, G Carey Price 3-1 1.67 GAA, .947 SVPCT, 1 SO
Philadelphia Flyers Team Overview
Philadelphia had the fourth-best regular season in the Eastern Conference at 41-21-7. The Flyers have NHL ranks of the seventh for goal scoring, 14th for power play, seventh for goals against, and 11th for penalty killing. Coach Alain Vigneault and goaltender Carter Hart have transformed the Flyers.
Key Philadelphia Flyers: C Scott Laughton 3 G, 2 A, 5 PTS, 4 +/-, 0 PPG, 0 PPA, 0 SHG, 60.0 SPCT, D Shayne Gostisbehere 0 G, 2 A, 2 PTS, 2 +/-, 0 PPG, 0 PPA, 0 SHG, 0.00 SPCT, G Carter Hart 2-0, 1.00 GAA, .966 SVPCT, 0 SO
Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers Against the Spread
The Canadiens are:
- 5-3 in their last eight games as dogs
- 1-5 under the total at plus money
- 2-14 as a dog to the Flyers
- 3-7 under the total in their last 10 games as a dog to Philadelphia
The Flyers are:
- 15-5 in their last 20 games as chalk
- 2-4-2 under the total when favored
- 7-3 in their last 10 overall games with the Canadiens
- 2-5-1 under the total head to head with Montreal
Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers SBG Free Pick
In this situation, the Canadiens bring considerable appeal to the NHL lines. Much of that is based on their domination of the Penguins. However, Philadelphia will be a much tougher out. Consider the Flyer are in top form with strong goaltending. Philly is playing with more passion and ability than the Penguins.
Canadiens vs. Flyers SBG Best Pick: Philadelphia Flyers