Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins - 11/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (7-5-0) at Montreal Canadiens (10-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -164 / Boston Bruins +131 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, RDS
The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens meet Tuesday night in a NHL game at the Bell Centre.
The Boston Bruins look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Bruins are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 7.9 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with seven goals, Brad Marchand has nine assists and Dominic Moore has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 14 goals on 207 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed eight goals on 53 shots. The Boston Bruins have scored a combined 10 goals in their last three games.
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The Montreal Canadiens look to keep the puck rolling after an incredible 10-1-1 start to the NHL season. The Canadiens are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Torrey Mitchell leads Montreal with five goals, Alex Galchenyuk has seven assists and Shea Weber has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 11 goals on 231 shots faced and Al Montoya has allowed 16 goals on 173 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have scored three or more goals in 10 of their first 12 games.
The Bruins are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Canadiens are 8-0 in their last 8 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Bruins are 6-18 in the last 24 meetings and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
It's damn near impossible to bet against the Montreal Canadiens with how well they've played in their first 12 games. Montreal is downright getting it done at both ends of the ice. Meanwhile, the Bruins played yesterday and also have had their struggles playing against the Canadiens over the years. Give me Montreal at home to keep this hot streak going.