One of the NHL’s best rivalries takes centre stage Saturday as the Boston Bruins welcome the Montreal Canadiens to town in the second game of their respective seasons. Boston opened with an ugly 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, while the Montreal Canadiens topped Toronto in its season debut.
- Montreal has won its last 5 games against the Bruins.
- The Under is 4-2 in the last 6 meetings between the teams.
- Gallagher, Plekanec and Pacioretty each had 3 goals against Boston last year.
The goaltending matchup for this one is looking pretty lopsided on paper. Habs netminder Carey Price has 21 wins against Boston (21-8-3) in his career – the most against any opponent. Meanwhile, Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is just 3-13-3 lifetime against the blue, blanc et rouge. Ask gave up nine goals in three losses to the Canadiens in the 2014/15 campaign.
The playing status of hulking defensemen Zdeno Chara is still up in the air as a result of an upper body injury, meaning newly acquired d-man Colin Miller could make his NHL debut in the captain’s place.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the Boston Bruins in this one found them earlier as 100 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
Odds – VSB
score prediction models pick a 2.5-2.3 result in favor of the Canadiens today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Bruins currently sport a record of 0-1-0. The Montreal Canadiens are 1-0-0. Betting totals have seen the Bruins post a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canadiens have gone 0-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Montreal injuries news.
It’s an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Boston Bruins and the No. 24-ranked Montreal Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds – VSB
Offensively, the game matches up the Boston Bruins No. 16-ranked offense (2 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 8 at 1 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Canadiens have a 66.67% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Montreal was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They won as -165 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Boston was a 6-2 loser at home against the Jets. Bettors on Winnipeg at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
- Montreal is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal’s last 7 games on the road
- Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 6 games when playing Boston
- Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
- Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing Montreal
Next Betting Matchups
Montreal at Ottawa, Sunday, October 11th
Boston home to Tampa Bay, Monday, October 12th