Boston Bruins (37-5-4) vs. Montreal Canadiens (20-24-3)
January 24, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Canadiens +295 / Boston Bruins -360; Over/Under: +6
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The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens meet in NHL action from the Bell Centre on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
The Boston Bruins are listed as massive -360 road favorites in this game with Montreal tabbed as +295 home underdogs with the total for this game set at 6 goals.
Tomas Nosek is out until late February for Boston with a foot injury while Jake DeBrusk is out until early February with a lower body injury for the Bruins. For Montreal, the laundry list of injuries got even longer with Sean Monahan and Emil Heineman out until Early February while Jonathan Drouin is out until Mid February with an upper body injury and Cole Caufield is out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Boston’s 5-3 win back on April 24th, 2022 made it seven straight wins for the Bruins with six of those seven coming by two or more goals.
Boston is 6-0 in their last 6 road games and 7-0 in their last 7 games when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall. Montreal is 4-0 in their last 4 games when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and 1-6 in their last 7 division games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win.
I’m backing Boston -1.5 here. It’s really the only way to get any sort of value with Boston in this game who are heads and shoulders the better team here and remain the best team in the NHL right now. Montreal’s a better team than last year’s record would’ve indicated, but there’s still a talent gap between these two teams, especially with so many Canadiens on the shelf right now. Give me Boston -1.5 here.