The Boston Bruins (26-15-4) meet the Montreal Canadiens (24-17-5) at TD Garden on Monday evening in one of the hottest rivalries in the NHL.
The Bruins were last in action was on Saturday evening, when they recorded an excellent 3-2 win on the road at the Toronto Maple Leafs, even more so as they had to recover from being 2-1 down to secure the points. That victory extended the Bruins recent record to six wins in their last seven games.
At present the Bruins are averaging 2.89 Goals per Game, which puts them 17th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing just 2.58 Goals per Game, which places them in an impressive 2nd place overall. On an individual basis, David Pastrnak has scored 26 goals this season, while Brad Marchand has registered 31 assists.
The Habs also won their last game, beating the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday evening with all their goals coming in the 3rd period of the game.
The Canadiens are currently averaging 2.96 Goals per Game, which leaves them 14th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.02 Goals per Game, which puts them in 19th position in the standings overall. On an individual basis, Brendan Gallagher has scored 17 goals this season for the Canadiens, while Max Domi has recorded 25 assists.
Any betting predictions ahead of this game has to take into account the current form and home-ice advantage of the Boston Bruins and they therefore look the best bet to claim the win here on the Money Line odds.
Pick: Money Line – Boston Bruins @ -175 (bet365*)
* Odds correct at the time of writing