Bruins vs Habs betting report
The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to get some revenge on the Boston Bruins on Sunday night as those Original Six rivals hit the ice together for the second time in NHL betting action.
The Bruins edged the Canadiens 2-1 as a slight road underdog on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks when those teams met for the first time this season back on February 6. Overall the Canadiens have now lost each of their last five games against the Bruins.
Boston battles the Canadiens, currently with a 13-4-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 7-11 for the Bruins and 10-11 for the Canadiens. Watch for the opening lines at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 2 (Bruins) and the No. 7 (Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 15.3% while the Canadiens defense kills off 82.1% of their penalties.
In their last action, Montreal was a 7-6 loser at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -163 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Canadiens at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing Boston
Montreal is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
Montreal at NY Islanders, Tuesday, March 5
Boston at Washington, Tuesday, March 5