|2014 NHL Playoffs: Canadiens vs. Bruins Game 1 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 01 May 2014 13:02|
Canadiens vs. Bruins Game 1 Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bruins are -185 money line favorites over the Canadiens, who are +170 on the ML. The total for tonight’s game, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Bruins opened as -175 money line favorites but their odds have climbed to -185, while the Canadiens’ odds have gone from +161 up to +170. The total opened at 5 at most online and Vegas sports books, and that’s where it currently sits.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 69% of bettors favor the Bruins. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Montreal. According to latest NHL trends, the Canadiens are 4-0 in their last four road games in Boston and 6-1 in their last seven games overall versus the Bruins, while the road team is 7-2 in the last nine meetings overall. The Habs are also 5-0 in their last five games overall, 14-2 in their last 16 games versus Atlantic opponents and 8-2 in their last 10 road games. The Bruins have been tough at home but they did drop Game 1 against the Red Wings last series and the Habs are playing with loads of confidence.
2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: MONTREAL CANADIENS +170