Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens - 2/12/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM (TD Garden)

BOS -210 O:U 5.5

TV: NBCSN

The Montreal Canadiens take on the Boston Bruins on Wednesday at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Montreal Canadians are coming off of a loss over the Arizona Coyotes, snapping a three-game win streak, as they defeated the Anaheim Ducks and the New Jersey Devils and the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last game. The game prior to their win streak, the Canadiens lost against the Columbus Blue Jackets, which snapped another two-game win streak that they were on.

The Montreal Canadiens are 27-24-7 on the season and sit in fifth place in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens are a middle of the road team in terms of their statistics compared to the rest of the league but need to improve their defense if they want a shot at the playoffs. 

The Boston Bruins are coming off of a loss to the Detroit Red Wings, who are the league's worst team. However, the loss to the Red Wings snapped a six-game winning streak, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights, Winnipeg Jets, Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks, and the Arizona Coyotes. 

The Boston Bruins are 34-11-12 on the season and have a tremendous home record of 19-2-9 at their arena. The Boston Bruins are in first place in the Atlantic Division and first in the Eastern Conference with their 80 points, which is first in all of the NHL. The Bruins have been fantastic on both the offense and defense, as they are sixth in goals scored and first in goals allowed, that consistency makes the Bruins one of the best teams in the NHL.

Montreal is 28-30 ATS this season
Canadiens are 4-0 in their last four vs. Atlantic.
Boston is 26-31 ATS this season
Bruins are 6-1 in their last seven overall.

On paper, the Boston Bruins should dominate the Montreal Canadiens in this one. The Boston Bruins are the best team in the NHL, and they are playing this game at home. However, the Bruins are coming off of a loss against the Detroit Red Wings, who are the NHL's worst team in the league. That shows that Boston can lose to any team, and any team can beat anyone in the NHL. However, I don't think that's sustainable, and I think that loss was a fluke, the Boston Bruins will come out and prove that they are the best team in the NHL in this one. Final Score Prediction Boston Bruins win 4-1. 

Joshua’s Pick Boston -210

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.