Canadiens vs. Bruins NHL Odds
Original Six rivals will meet at the Bell Centre on Saturday night as the Montreal Canadiens play host to the Boston Bruins in marquee NHL betting action at the sportsbooks.
Montreal is 2-0 over its past two games against Boston, including a 6-5 win in an OVER result for totals bettors when the teams last met on March 27. The Canadiens are 4-6 in their past 10 games against the Bruins, with the OVER/UNDER all square at 5-5.
Supporters of the Bruins have seen them go 24-8-4 so far this season, while the Canadiens are at 24-8-5. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 19-18, while the Bruins are 11-22-3.
The Canadiens sit at No. 4 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 21.9% while the Bruins defense kills off 91.1% of their penalties.
In their last action, Boston was a 1-0 winner at home against the Devils. Bettors on Boston at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Montreal won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Jets on April 4. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Winnipeg are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Bruins at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 13 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Montreal
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games at home
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Boston home to Carolina, Monday, April 8
Montreal home to Washington, Tuesday, April 9