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Montreal Canadiens take on Bruins in hockey test

Montreal CanadiensBoston Bruins
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Odds

16-19-7TEAM RECORD27-11-1

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Boston and Montreal on Thursday, with the host Bruins trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

This season the Bruins are 27-11-1 overall while the Canadiens are 16-19-7. As for the totals, Boston is 22-17 on the OU, and Montreal is 18-20-4.

View Montreal vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Bruins in this one will find them as -245 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 1 and the Canadiens at No. 14 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.7 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 19% while the Canadiens defense kills off 88.8% of their penalties.

The Canadiens were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Boston was a 5-3 winner at home against the Jets. Bettors on Boston at -240 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Winnipeg are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Canadiens at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing Boston
Montreal is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
Montreal is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next up:
Montreal home to Ottawa, Saturday, January 14
Boston at Carolina, Saturday, January 14