Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins - 11/26/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Boston Bruins (15-3-5) at Montreal Canadiens (11-7-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens +108 / Boston Bruins -119 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Centre Bell.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 30.9 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 20 goals, Brad Marchand has 23 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 33 goals on 457 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 21 goals on 277 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with nine goals, Tomas Tatar has 13 assists and Shea Weber has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 55 goals on 589 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 17 goals on 150 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 11 games.
The Bruins are 18-6 in their last 24 vs. a team with a losing record, 8-3 in their last 11 games as a road favorite and 12-5 in their last 17 road games. The Canadiens are 13-3 in their last 16 Tuesday games, 9-4 in their last 13 vs. Atlantic and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The over is 5-1-2 in Bruins last 8 road games. The over is 4-1 in Canadiens last 5 overall. The Bruins are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Montreal and8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens have had some recent success against the Bruins, including a win earlier this month, but they're in a major slump right now with four straight losses and a defense that has issues keeping the puck out of the net. The Boston Bruins are back to their winning ways and have been nothing but money in the favorite role. I considered the plus money with the Montreal Canadiens on their home ice, but we're getting a cheap price with the much better and more consistent team. Give me the Boston Bruins.