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Canadiens face off against rival Bruins

The Boston Bruins will be putting their 12-game winning streak on the line on Monday night as they go up against the rival Montreal Canadiens on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks.

Boston topped Montreal 4-1 as a road favorite on the NHL betting lines in the most recent meeting between the two teams on March 12. The Canadiens, though, had gone 5-0 in their previous five games against the Bruins for their supporters.

The Bruins sit at 49-17-5 on the season; in comparison, the Canadiens are currently 39-26-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 28-24-19 OU, and Montreal is 25-37-10 OU.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 162 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at BetDSI.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Bruins and the No. 10-rated Canadiens in this matchup.

The Canadiens were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Boston was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Boston at -113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.54 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 20.41% rate while the Canadiens have a 85.48% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Montreal home to Buffalo, Tuesday, March 25th
Boston home to Chicago, Thursday, March 27th