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Canadiens Dominating Rival Bruins

One of the oldest rivalries in hockey gets renewed Wednesday night when the Montreal Canadiens host the Boston Bruins, but the series has been pretty one-sided in recent memory. The Habs have won the past eight games against the Bruins, with the Canadiens outscoring their rivals 31-11.

Shark Bites
  • Lars Eller has three goals in two games against the Bruins this season.
  • Max Talbot has been recalled by the Bruins after placing Joonas Kemppainen in IR Tuesday.
  • The Canadiens recalled Charles Hudon to replaced Alex Semin, who cleared waivers Tuesday.

The Canadiens are leading the Eastern Conference, but the Washington Capitals are quickly gaining ground with the Habs stumbling lately. There is still lineup shuffling happening with the Habs, but they seem to have settled on youngster Alex Galchenyuk centering the top line with Max Pacioretty and Sven Andrighetto.

The Bruins have been better away from Beantown this season, with a 9-2-2 record on the road while outscoring their opponents by more than a goal per game. Boston sits fourth in the Atlantic Division with the Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red Wings and the Canadiens ahead of them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Montreal Canadiens in this one found them earlier as -136 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3-2.4 result in favor of the Bruins today. 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

The Montreal Canadiens are 19-6-3 so far on the season. The Boston Bruins, meanwhile, are 14-9-3. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Montreal go 14-8-6 and the Bruins go 15-9-2 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Boston injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Montreal Canadiens rated this week at No. 4 and the Boston Bruins sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 2-ranked offense (3.36 goals per game) against a Boston Bruins defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 22.22% rate while the Bruins have a 78% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Predators. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Hurricanes on December 05. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Montreal
  • Montreal is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Boston
  • Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Florida, Saturday, December 12th
Montreal at Detroit, Thursday, December 10th