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Canadiens open as moneyline underdog vs Bruins

Boston BruinsMontreal Canadiens
Oct 29, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

3-6-0TEAM RECORD3-5-2

Bell Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Montreal Canadiens and the visiting Boston Bruins on Saturday.

The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-6 this season, while the Canadiens are 3-5-2. Boston is 2-7 on the totals; Montreal is 4-5-1.

View Boston vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bruins were listed as 105 favorites on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Canadiens - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montreal is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 11.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.3 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 10.3% while the Bruins defense kills off 88.6% of their penalties.

The Canadiens were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at +168 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Bruins at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Montreal is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Montreal is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Boston home to Ottawa, Tuesday, November 1
Montreal at Ottawa, Friday, November 4

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