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Can the Canadiens continue to be a profitable bet in Boston?

The Montreal Canadiens will lock horns with the Boston Bruins as they look to avoid losing a third game in a row. Montreal is 2-7 SU in its last nine games and is 7-13 SU on the road this season. The Habs will be in tough to knock off the Bruins, who are rolling and have jumped to third in the Eastern Conference standings.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Bruins’ last 11 games after losing as a favorite.
  • The Bruins are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against teams with losing records.
  • The Canadiens are 1-5 SU in their last six games as an underdog.

Boston has made some noise after having a rough start to the season. Since December 1, the Bruins are 13-6 SU and they’ve increased their scoring to 3.19 goals per game, good for sixth in the NHL. This is the second of three games in which these two teams will face each other over the course of a week with the Bruins taking down the Habs 4-3 last weekend. Boston has taken the last three games in this matchup and outscored Montreal 10-4 during that span.

The Canadiens aren’t completely out of it yet. They’re nine points out of the second wild-card spot and have gotten points in their last four games. But where the Habs fall short is on the offensive end as they rank 29th in scoring and only have two players with 25 points or more. The good news for Canadiens backers is they’ve played well at TD Garden. They are 9-1 SU in their last 10 trips to Beantown during the regular season and have outscored the Bruins 34-17 in those contests.

The total opened at 5.5 and the OVER could lead to a payday. Montreal has scored 12 goals in its last three games with the OVER hitting in each game. The OVER has also hit in three of the last four games in this matchup when the teams face off in Boston.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Boston Bruins as -195 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The OVER/UNDER total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

A 4.8-1 result in favor of the Bruins is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Boston Bruins are 24-10-8 overall while the Montreal Canadiens are 18-20-6. As for the totals, Boston is 20-21-1 on the OU, and Montreal is 19-23-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Montreal injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Boston) and the No. 12 (Montreal) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Boston Bruins' No. 6-ranked offense (3.26 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.14 goals per game allowed. The Bruins power play has clicked at a 20.74% rate while the Canadiens have a 78.17% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +135 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Bruins were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +141 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Montreal is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal's last 10 games
  • Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Washington, Friday, January 19
Boston at New York, Thursday, January 18

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