Bruins vs Canadiens Betting Preview
The Boston Bruins will get a chance to run their winning streak against the Montreal Canadiens to five games on Wednesday night as those Original Six rivals hit the ice at the Bell Centre.
Montreal has won two games in a row heading into Wednesday's matchup with Boston, although they've managed to win just three of their last 10 games against the Bruins. Boston has just one regulation loss in their eight games so far this season.
The Canadiens bring a 6-2 record to the battle against the 6-1-1 Bruins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 4-4 so far and the Bruins go 4-4.
Sportsbooks had set the Canadiens as +105 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest at 5Dimes. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Canadiens and the No. 9-ranked Bruins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 7-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 23.9% rate while the Bruins have a 94.1% rate on the penalty kill.
Boston was a 1-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They won as -145 favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Montreal won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Senators on February 3. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Bruins at Canadiens trends to consider:
Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Montreal is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, February 9
Montreal at Buffalo, Thursday, February 7