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Bruins face Montreal Canadiens: NHL odds preview and stats

Boston BruinsMontreal Canadiens
Nov 21, 7:30 PM | Bell Centre

Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

11-7-0TEAM RECORD9-8-3

Bell Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Montreal Canadiens and the visiting Boston Bruins on Monday.

This season the Canadiens are 9-8-3 overall while the Bruins are 11-7. As for the totals, Montreal is 7-10-3 on the OU, and Boston is 10-8.

View Boston vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Canadiens in this one will find them as +115 underdogs on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Canadiens rated this week at No. 6 and the Bruins sitting at No. 1.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 15.4% rate while the Bruins have a 85.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 6-0 winner as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -143 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Montreal was a 4-0 winner at home against the Rangers. Bettors on Montreal at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Carolina are 4-6
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Bruins at Canadiens trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Montreal is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Buffalo, Wednesday, November 23
Montreal at Carolina, Wednesday, November 23