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Hockey Betting: Montreal Canadiens vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Hockey betting Saturday includes the attractive pairing of the Canadiens and Penguins. It’s always fun to bet on hockey games like this!

Hockey betting fans have had this one circled on the calendar as it’s rare to be able to bet on hockey teams this explosive and star studded on the same sheet of ice.  Despite a solid straight up record the Montreal Canadiens have been a poor hockey betting value.

Part of the problem is that the Canadiens had high expectations from nearly everyone that likes to bet on hockey, especially after a solid season in 2007-08.  Many hockey betting handicappers had the Canadiens listed as a pre season Stanley Cup favorite.

And while the Habs have not done anything to change their perception as a cup contender with those who bet on hockey their board value has not been reflective of their overall abilities.  Overall Montreal stood at an overall hockey betting mark of 17-9-1-4 straight up but just 12-19 against the hockey lines.

Montreal went on a bad hockey betting stretch from December 6 through December 18 as they got the cash in just 2 out of 6 games.   Montreal had an over/under hockey betting mark of 12-19 under the total.

The Canadiens went on a strong over/under hockey betting run from December 6 through December 18 in which they went under the total in 5 out of 6 games.  Alexei Kovalev led the Canadiens in scoring with 24 points while Carey Price was solid between the pipes.  Montreal ranked 5th overall on defense.

The Pittsburgh Penguins had an overall hockey betting record of 17-10-1-3 straight up and 15-16 against the hockey lines.  The Penguins struggle to maintain value due to their being such a popular team with the league's most popular and arguably greatest player, Sydney Crosby.

Pittsburgh struggled since late November but really hit the skids on a hockey betting stretch from December 6 through December 18 when they got the cash in just 2 out of 6 games.  Pittsburgh was a pretty good hockey betting home team with a mark of 8-4-1-1. has the Habs and Pens and the rest of the NHL card, so open an account now and bet on hockey!