Canadiens vs. Bruins Prediction
The Montreal Canadiens are coming off a shutout win and now face a difficult test tonight at the Boston Bruins. Does Montreal have a good shot at posting the upset victory?
Monday, January 14, 2019
TD Garden at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bruins are a -180 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Canadiens are a +155 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals. As of Monday afternoon, 80 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Boston. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Canadiens shut down Avs
Montreal secured a 3-0 home victory Saturday night over Colorado to improve to 24-17-5 on the season. The Canadiens scored all three of their goals in the third period, beginning with a Brett Kulak shorthanded score on an assist from Phillip Danault. Jesperi Kotkaniemi added a goal midway through the second period off assists by Jonathan Drouin and Mike Reilly. Jordie Benn added an insurance goal on another assist by Danault. Carey Price stopped all 28 shots sent his way to post the shutout.
Bruins edge Maple Leafs
Boston picked up a 3-2 win Saturday night at Toronto to move to 26-15-4 on the season. David Krejci scored the lone goal of the first period to give the Bruins a 1-0 off assists from Sean Kuraly and Zdeno Chara. Toronto took a 2-1 advantage in the second, but Boston tied it with 5:13 left in the period on a Kuraly goal with assists going to Chris Wagner and Noel Acciari. David Pastrnak provided a thrilling ending as he scored the game-winner with 15 seconds remaining. It was his 26th goal of the season, with an assist credited to Kuraly. Tuukka Rask saved 30 of 32 shots in the winning effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Canadiens are 5-2 in their last seven road games. Montreal is 5-2 in its last seven games versus the Atlantic Division.
The Bruins are 6-1 in their last seven games. Boston is 38-14 in its last 52 home games.
Boston is typically stellar at home, but Montreal has also been really solid on the road lately and Price is on top of his game right now. Montreal is on the edge of the playoff race and needs key road wins like this over the next few months in order to qualify. While the Bruins are hot right now, they could have a letdown after winning the thriller at Toronto. I'm taking the underdogs in this spot.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: MONTREAL CANADIENS +155