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Habs, Bruins on NHL betting lines

Montreal has been plagued by injuries, and their inability to score goals has put them near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. The Canadiens will have their hands full against the Boston Bruins when the two Original Six teams meet in NHL betting action on Monday night.

Boston is riding a four-game winning streak and now sits tied atop the Eastern Conference standings with Philadelphia. The Bruins will be home favorites in this contest at 5Dimes and will see the majority of action on the NHL betting lines.

The Canadiens have done well against the defending-champion Bruins despite their lack of progress this season; Montreal leads the season series 2-1 heading into this NHL betting matchup. Montreal has lost back-to-back games, albeit to two playoff contenders.

With the goaltending of Tim Thomas and the lack of scoring depth in Montreal, totals bettors could be tempted to wager on the UNDER in totals betting.

The New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils are neck-and-neck in the standings and both have the same number of wins as they collide in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.

More than half the Rangers' victories have come on the road, but the Devils are gaining momentum of their own with four straight wins as they host New York. New Jersey is a better road team with 11 of their 18 victories coming that way, and the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes could be split in this matchup.

The Detroit Red Wings continue their swing out west as they play the Vancouver Canucks in NHL betting action on Wednesday before heading back to play the Calgary Flames on Thursday, as they wrap up NHL betting action until after the holiday break.

Detroit has struggled on the road this season while remaining one of the elite teams in the NHL, but the fatigue of this road trip could see more of the action being laid on the Canucks on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes.