NHL leaders Boston went down to a 3-1 loss at the current worst team in the NHL, the Detroit Red Wings, in their last game on Sunday, snapping a six-game winning streak in the process.
Brad Marchand scored the goal for the Bruins, while Tuuka Rask stopped 17 shots while standing in for the injured Jaroslav Halak.
The Bruins are averaging 3.30 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 2.39 (GA). David Pastrnak has 38 goals and 78 points for Boston, while Marchand has registered 46 assists. They are 19-2-9 on home-ice this season.
Jake Evans and Brendan Gallagher scored for the Habs, while Carey Price stopped 31 shots.
The Canadiens are averaging 3.02 GPG, while they are also allowing 3.02 (GA). Tomas Tatar leads the way for Montreal in terms of goals, points and assists, with 20, 52 and 32 respectively. They are 14-9-3 on the road this season.
Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Lines & Pick
Despite the upset loss to the Red Wings, the Bruins have to be our NHL pick to win in predictions for this game given their home-ice advantage and extra day to rest and recuperate.
We’ll go to the Total Goals market for our tip though, with U5.5 on offer at odds of +102 (2.02) with 888Sport.