Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canadiens vs. Bruins NHL Odds
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(7-23-4) Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins (19-11-2)
Date: Wednesday January 12th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: TD Garden, Boston
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canadiens +240 Bruins -320 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Canadiens +1.5 +105 Bruins -1.5 -135
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.0
Unfortunately, The travelling Canadiens injury report looks more like their roster sheet, resulting in a complete meltdown after being Cup contenders last year. While the home team, Boston Bruins are rolling and have only lost once in their last seven games.
The Canadiens have only won once away from home, out of 34 games played this season. Therefore, its not crazy to assume their chances of beating The Bruins is miniscule.
On the offensive side, Montreal is unsurprisingly ranked last in both goals per game and powerplay scoring percentage. By way of a messily 2.1 goals, and a dwarfish 11.0 PP%.
Additionally, they’re ranked only 24th for shots, by averaging 29.4 per outing.
Defensively, The Canadiens are allowing a monstrous 3.6 goals on 34.1 shots per matchup, which both rank 29th among the NHL. Moreover, they’re struggling on the powerplay, ranking 30th by holding a 71.6 PK%.
Montreal’s faced all types of adversity this season, from personal issues with star goaltender, to their retiring captain and firing of long time general manager. It may be safe to say, they’ve checked out for the remainder of the year.
Boston’s currently on an impressive 7-3 run in their last 10, and 6-1 in their last 7. If they can continue playing successfully, they just might reach the playoff status they’ve garnered for years.
Offensively, The Bruins are averaging an onslaught of shots at 35.6 per tilt, which is resulting in 3.1 goals on average; fortunately ranking an impressive 2nd, and 15th in the NHL.
To boot, Boston’s capitalizing on 23.7% of their powerplays, which ranks a cool 9th across the league.
Defensively speaking, they’re allowing just 2.6 goals, on a low 29.3 shots per matchup; which rank 7th and 4th, respectfully. Also, The Bruins own the 10th ranked penalty killing unit, by shutting down teams 82.4% of the time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Montreal is 1-10 SU in their last 11 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal’s last 8 road games against Boston.
- Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 out of Boston’s last 7 home games.
- The favorite is 4-0 SU in these teams last 4 matchups.
Free Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins NHL Prediction
It appears Montreal doesn’t have a chance in this Eastern Conference showdown, however never count out a underdog. That being said, The Bruins are in sharp form and should dispatch this terrible defense.
Furthermore, The Canadiens are ranked second to last in multiple important categories and Boston’s defense is one of the very best.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER 6.0
All things considered, we’re siding with a Boston landslide via the under. Reason being, no value exists on the moneyline or puckline because of the significant juice.
We expect The Bruins to win easily, but keeping the total under the 6.0 currently set by bookmakers.
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