Bruins vs Canadiens Prediction - NHL Picks 11/11/23

Montreal Canadiens (6-5-2) vs Boston Bruins (11-1-1)

Game Info: Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens +172 / Boston Bruins -210 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Bruins will play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. Boston only has one regulation loss this season, while Montreal snapped their losing streak in Detroit last game. 

Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins are 11-1-1 this season after they defeated the New York Islanders by a score of 5-2 in their last game. Boston was tied at two in the third period, but they scored three goals in the final period for the win. The Bruins out shot New York by a total of 35-29 and went 2-3 on the power play in the game. Boston’s lone regulation loss this season came against the Red Wings by a score of 5-4. The Boston Bruins offense is scoring 3.31 goals per game and they are allowing 1.92 goals against per game, while going 20.9% on the power play and 92.2% on the penalty kill. David Pastrnak has led Boston this year with 10 goals, 10 assists, and 60 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Boston is Jeremy Swayman, who is 6-0-0 this season with a 1.49 goals against average and a .952 save percentage. 

Canadiens Preview

The Montreal Canadiens are 6-5-2 this year after they defeated the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 3-2 in overtime in their last game. Montreal led 1-0 and 2-1, but Detroit forced overtime, before Montreal scored on the power play to win. The Canadiens were out shot by a total of 29-26 and went 2-5 on the power play in the game. Montreal had lost their previous four games to Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Arizona, and Vegas. The Montreal Canadiens are scoring 2.92 goals per game and they are allowing 3.39 goals against per game, while going 21.8% on the power play and 75.4% on the penalty kill. Cole Caufield has led the Canadiens with five goals, eight assists, and 52 shots on goal this year. The projected starting goalie for Montreal is Jake Allen, who is 3-2-1 with a 3.35 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. 

Montreal Canadiens Team Facts

  • The Canadiens have lost eight of their last nine home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Canadiens have covered the puck line in seven of their last eight night games at Bell Centre against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Canadiens have lost the third period in 10 of their last 12 night games at Bell Centre after coming off overtime.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Canadiens' last nine games against opponents on a winning streak.

Boston Bruins Team Facts

  • The Bruins have won each of their last nine games against the Canadiens following a win.
  • The Bruins have failed to cover the puck line in five of their last six games as favorites following a home win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Bruins' last nine night games at Bell Centre.
  • The home team has won the third period in five of the Bruins' last six games.

Montreal Canadiens Player Prop Facts

  • Nick Suzuki has scored a goal in four of the Canadiens' last five games.
  • Kirby Dach has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances with the Canadiens as home underdogs.
  • Cole Caufield has recorded at least one assist in each of the Canadiens' last four games against Eastern Conference opponents at Bell Centre.
  • Nick Suzuki has the most multi-assist games for the Canadiens this season (2).

Boston Bruins Player Prop Facts

  • David Pastrnak has scored at least one goal in four of the Bruins' last five games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Pavel Zacha has recorded at least one point in each of the Bruins' last six games as favorites.
  • Kevin Shattenkirk has recorded at least one assist in each of his last four appearances with his team as a favorite against the Canadiens.
  • Charlie McAvoy has the equal-most multi-assist games for the Bruins this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Montreal Canadiens ranks T29th in the league for power play goals against this season (14).
  • The Montreal Canadiens ranks 28th in the league for Period 1 goals scored per game this season (0.62).
  • The Boston Bruins ranks 1st in the league in save percentage this season (.938).
  • The Boston Bruins ranks T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (1).

Pick

Montreal was really struggling going into their last game against Detroit, but they got a big win and snapped their losing streak. Boston is the best team in the Eastern Conference and they are 5-1 on the road. The Bruins are only allowing 1.92 goals against per game and they have two great goaltenders. This Boston team is playing at a very high level right now and I can’t go against them. Take the Bruins on the road to win by at least two goals.

David’s Pick Bruins -1.5

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