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Hockey odds preview - Montreal vs. Boston

Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins
Dec 19, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Odds

13-13-7TEAM RECORD21-9-1

The Montreal Canadiens will look to grab a road win when they take on the Bruins in Boston at TD Garden on Monday in hockey odds action.

This season the Bruins are 21-9-1 overall while the Canadiens are 13-13-7. As for the totals, Boston is 16-15 on the OU, and Montreal is 14-16-3.

View Montreal vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Canadiens were listed as +-175 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Bruins) and the No. 14 (Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.5 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 19% while the Canadiens defense kills off 88.8% of their penalties.

Montreal was a 5-3 loser in its last match at home against the Devils. They lost as -135 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-0 winner on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Boston at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Canadiens at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next up:
Montreal at Chicago, Wednesday, December 21
Boston home to Florida, Friday, December 23