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The New Coach Boost is a Very Real Thing For the Bruins

After starting their season 13-1-1, the Montreal Canadiens have gone on to post an 18-17-7 record since and have now lost five of their last six games. They’ll re-engage their rivalry with the Boston Bruins this evening as the B’s look for their third win in three games under Bruce Cassidy, their interim head coach.

SHARK BITES
  • The Canadiens are 1-3 SU and 0-4 on the puckline in their last 4 road games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of the Bruins’ last 10 games.
  • Carey Price has a .903 save percentage through 16 away starts this year.

What the hell is wrong with Carey Price and the Canadiens. In his four starts since the all-star break, the Habs’ No. 1 netminder has posted an .875 save percentage and a 3.26 goals against average. Through his career, Pricer has a 24-8-4 record and a .924 save percentage against the Bruins. Clearly, something is going wrong in front of Carey and it could take a mix up behind the bench to fix it.

If the Habs don’t show up for this game tonight, there will be calls for the head of Michel Therrien and based on some very real rumors about Marc Bergevin meeting with Max Pacioretty without the Canadiens’ head coach – a loss tonight could mean curtains for Therrien.

Earlier in the week, online sportsbook Bovada was offering a +500 line for Therrien to be the next coach fired so if you’re looking for some defacto value this evening, you may want to invest in the future of Habs’ head coaching situation.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Boston Bruins as -135 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.9-1.4 victory for the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Boston Bruins are 28-23-6 overall while the Montreal Canadiens are 31-18-8. As for the totals, Boston is 28-24-5 on the OU, and Montreal is 24-23-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Montreal injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 3 (Boston Bruins) and the No. 17 (Montreal Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.68 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.56 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 20.22% while the Canadiens defense kills off 79.4% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Blues on February 11. Bettors who backed the Blues at +112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Boston won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Canucks on February 11. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Montreal is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
  • Montreal is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Winnipeg, Saturday, February 18th
Boston at San Jose, Sunday, February 19th

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