Montreal, Quebec; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Predators -149, Canadiens +127; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens take on the Nashville Predators in a non-conference matchup.
Montreal has an 8-11-0 record in home games and a 16-22-3 record overall. The Canadiens are first in NHL play serving 12.7 penalty minutes per game.
Nashville has a 19-14-6 record overall and a 10-9-3 record on the road. The Predators have a -5 scoring differential, with 109 total goals scored and 114 given up.
Thursday's game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Predators won 6-3 in the last matchup.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 2-7-1, averaging two goals, 3.4 assists, 4.8 penalties and 13.9 penalty minutes while giving up 4.3 goals per game.
Predators: 6-2-2, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
INJURIES: Canadiens: Sean Monahan: out (foot), Brendan Gallagher: out (lower body), Carey Price: out (knee), Emil Heineman: out (thumb), Kaiden Guhle: out (leg), Paul Byron: out (hip), Michael Matheson: out (lower-body).
The Associated Press