The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens, two teams that are very familiar with each other, are set to square off once again Saturday when the Original Six rivals renew acquaintances at the Bell Centre. The battle has been extremely one-sided as of late, as the Habs have won seven straight games against the B’s.
- The Canadiens are 7-1 in their last 8 home games.
- The OOVER is 10-2-2 in the Bruins last 14 overall.
- The Bruins are 1-4 in their last 5 meetings in Montreal.
Canadiens backup goaltender Mike Condon is scheduled to get the start in between the pipes and hasn’t missed a beat filling in for the injured Carey Price. Condon owns a sizzling 5-0-1 record with a 1.50 goals against average and .941 save percentage. Saturday marks the first time Condon has faced the Bruins.
Tuukka Rask is the probable starter the Bruins, but the Finn has struggled this season. Rask is 3-5-1 with a 3.47 GAA and .879 save percentage so far this year.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Boston Bruins were listed as 118 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at Bodog.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.1-3 victory for the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-5-1 this season, while the Canadiens are 12-2-1. Boston is 9-2-1 on the totals; Montreal is 7-6-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Boston injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 1 (Montreal Canadiens) and the No. 6 (Boston Bruins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 1-ranked offense (3.67 goals per game) against a Boston Bruins defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.33 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Bruins have a 70.45% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Boston was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
The Canadiens were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 12 games
- Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
- Montreal is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal’s last 8 games
- Montreal is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
- Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at New York, Sunday, November 8th
Montreal at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, November 11th