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NHL Game Preview - Canadiens underdogs vs Bruins at Montreal

Boston BruinsMontreal Canadiens
Feb 15, 7:30 PM | Bell Centre

Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

34-18-2TEAM RECORD23-25-9

NHL wagering interest swings to the Montreal vs Boston battle on Wednesday at Bell Centre as the Canadiens try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Canadiens bring a 23-25-9 record to the battle against the 34-18-2 Bruins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 23-28-6 so far and the Bruins go 29-23-2.

View Boston vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Canadiens in this one will find them as +155 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 Canadiens sit at No. 11 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 16-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 13.7% rate while the Bruins have a 84.7% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Boston was a 3-0 loser at home against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Montreal was a 5-3 loser at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at +139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Carolina are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bruins at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Montreal
Boston is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games on the road
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing Boston
Montreal is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
Montreal is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Winnipeg, Friday, February 17
Montreal at Buffalo, Friday, February 17

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