Canadiens face off against rival Bruins
The Boston Bruins will be putting their 12-game winning streak on the line on Monday night as they go up against the rival Montreal Canadiens on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks.
Boston topped Montreal 4-1 as a road favorite on the NHL betting lines in the most recent meeting between the two teams on March 12. The Canadiens, though, had gone 5-0 in their previous five games against the Bruins for their supporters.
The Bruins sit at 49-17-5 on the season; in comparison, the Canadiens are currently 39-26-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 28-24-19 OU, and Montreal is 25-37-10 OU.
The visitors opened as 162 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at BetDSI.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Bruins and the No. 10-rated Canadiens in this matchup.
The Canadiens were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
In their last action, Boston was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Boston at -113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.54 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 20.41% rate while the Canadiens have a 85.48% rate on the penalty kill.
Montreal home to Buffalo, Tuesday, March 25th
Boston home to Chicago, Thursday, March 27th