Bruins vs. Canadiens Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/23/23

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The Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins meet in NHL action from the TD Garden on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Boston is listed as a -410 home favorite while Montreal is a +340 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6 goals.


For Montreal, Josh Anderson and Jesse Yionen are both questionable for this game while Jake Evans and Joel Armia are out until mid-April. For Boston, Derek Forbort and Taylor are both out until April while Nick Foligno is out indefinitely, all with lower body injuries.

Matchup History

Boston’s 4-2 win over the Canadiens back on January 24th, 2023, made it eight straight wins for the Bruins in this head-to-head matchup.


Montreal is 24-56 in their last 80 road games and 16-36 in their last 52 games following a win while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Boston is 51-15 in their last 66 games overall and 42-10 in their last 52 home games while the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 games following a win.


I’m sticking with the Bruins on the puck line here. Boston’s just the far better team that’s trying to round into postseason form, while the Canadiens are at a point where they’re simply playing out the string and any win here hurts their draft lottery stock. Not saying Montreal will tank, especially in a rivalry game, but I just think there’s a wide talent and motivation margin here and I think the Bruins continue their dominance over Montreal here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Boston -1.5