Canadiens host struggling Penguins

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MONTREAL (TheSpread) – The Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins each look to get back on the winning track today when they meet on the ice at 7PM ET.

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Pittsburgh is 24-10-6 on the season and 9-4-4 on the road while Montreal is 26-12-2 overall and 13-5-1 at home. These two have met twice this season, with the road team picking up a win in both contests. The road team has actually won three straight between these two and they have pushed or hit the over in eight of their last 10 meetings.

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Montreal is the slight favorite at home, as the Canadiens are getting odds of -125 to win, while the Penguins are getting a money line of +105 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.

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Pittsburgh has been in a funk as of late, as the Penguins have lost two straight and six of their last eight. They have dropped three straight on the road and their games have featured five goals or less in five of their last six outings. Montreal is coming off a loss on Tuesday, but that snapped a six-game winning streak for the Habs. Montreal has lost its last two games when favored, but with a money line of -125 or lower. The Canadiens have pushed or hit the over in three straight.

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