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Bruins Have Been no Match for Carey Price and the Canadiens

Everything has been coming up Habs this year and it’s looking like that could continue as the Canadiens get set to host the Bruins at the Bell Centre this evening for their third meeting of the young season. The Bruins have been getting crushed in this matchup and will be seeking just their third win in their last 12 games against the Canadiens.

  • The Canadiens have won 9 straight games against the Bruins with Carey Price as their starter.
  • The Canadiens are 14-2 in their last 16 games as home favorites.
  • The Bruins have lost 3 consecutive games.

This one seems pretty cut and dry if Carey Price gets the call tonight. He hasn’t posted a loss against the Bruins since the 2012-13 season and is 13-1-1 with a .944 save percentage at the Bell Centre this year.

Popular opinion had it that the Canadiens wouldn’t be able to score without Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais in their lineup but they put that to rest with their 10-1 beatdown of the lowly Avalanche on Saturday. They’ve scored at least five goals in each of their last three games with Price in net and if they get even a couple tonight, they should be just fine.

Montreal should win this game but Tuukka Rask always has a chance to steal one.    

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Montreal Canadiens as -147 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.3 win for the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Montreal Canadiens are 19-6-3 overall while the Boston Bruins are 15-12-2. As for the totals, Montreal is 10-11-7 on the OU, and Boston is 10-15-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Boston injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 3-rated Boston Bruins taking on the No. 7-rated Montreal Canadiens in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Montreal's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.25 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.41 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 21.35% while the Bruins defense kills off 87.23% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Boston was a 4-1 loser at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at +128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Canadiens were a 10-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -193 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
  • Montreal is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Montreal is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Montreal is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, December 14th
Montreal home to San Jose, Friday, December 16th