Canadiens vs. Bruins Prediction
The Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins are both off to solid starts this season and will look to continue that with a victory tonight. Will host Boston be the team to bet on as the clear favorite or will Montreal secure an upset?
Saturday, October 27, 2018
TD Garden at 7:05PM ET
TV: NHL Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bruins are a -170 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Canadiens are a +150 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. As of Saturday afternoon, 73 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Boston. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Canadiens edged at Sabres
Max Domi scored two goals in Montreal's 4-3 loss Thursday night at Buffalo. The Canadiens led 3-2 in the third period before allowing two goals over the final seven minutes. Joel Armia scored the other goal in the defeat. Antti Niemi saved 38 of 42 shots on goal to take the loss.
Bruins shut out Flyers
Boston earned a 3-0 home win over Philadelphia Thursday night to improve to 6-2-2 on the season. Zdeno Chara scored a pair of goals to pace the Bruins, while Jake DeBrusk scored the other goal. Jaroslav Halak saved all 26 shots sent his way to record the shutout. Boston scored twice in the second period and added an insurance goal in the third to roll to the victory.
NHL Betting Trends
The over is 4-0-1 in the last five Canadiens games versus the Eastern Conference. Montreal is 0-6 in the last six meetings.
The under is 4-0 in the last four Bruins games. Boston is 4-0 in its last four games versus the Atlantic Conference.
Boston is rounding into form and starting to get more offensive help from players outside their top line. Defense and goaltending is rarely a question mark for the Bruins when healthy. While Montreal is capable of winning as an underdog in an environment like this, I prefer the way Boston is playing right now and expect it to record another win.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON BRUINS -170