Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins - 11/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (6-5-1) at Montreal Canadiens (12-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -130 / Boston Bruins +118 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens square off Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
The Boston Bruins look to keep the puck rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 35 percent of their power plays. David Krejci leads Boston with seven goals, Patrice Bergeron has seven assists and Brad Marchand has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 70.5 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 31 goals on 256 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up six goals on 70 shots. Rask has given up nine goals in his last three games.
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The Montreal Canadiens look for a nice win after splitting their last six games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power plays. Dale Weise leads Montreal with eight goals, Tomas Plekanec has eight assists and Max Pacioretty has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 1.8 goals per game and are killing 89.8 percent of their power play chances. Carey Price has allowed 18 goals on 283 shots faced and Mike Condon has given up nine goals on 153 shots. Condon has given up four goals in his last three games.
The Bruins are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. The Canadiens are 52-24 in their last 76 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-1 in their last 8 home games. The Bruins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Montreal and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Montreal Canadiens have owned the Boston Bruins, as their last loss to Boston came in May of 2014. Add in the fact the Canadiens are tough to beat at home, and I like thehome team to continue to beat up the team from Boston.