Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 21 (3/21): NHL

Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 21 (3/21): NHL

Credit: photo by  Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

 
Odds
Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Bruins money line -235
Bruins spread -1.5 (+105)
Canadiens money line +195
Canadiens spread +1.5 (-125)
Over / under 6
2021-2022 season stats
  Boston Bruins Montreal Canadiens
Record 38-19-5 17-36-9
Road / home record 20-9-3 9-18-3
Streak W1 W1
Goals per game 3.00 2.52
Goals allowed per game 2.66 3.77
Shots per game 35.4 29.8
Shots allowed per game 29.8 33.7
PP % 24.7% 13.8%
PK % 18.27% 25.96%
Over / under record 29-29-4 36-24-2

 

Preview

The Boston Bruins continue on the road and will visit the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. This is the third time these teams face off this season, the Bruins have dominated the Habs both of the last 2 games.

BOSTON BRUINS

The Bruins have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 20-11 on the road. Boston has a 38-19-5 record overall ranking 4th in the Atlantic Division. Boston ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.2 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.2 assists.

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 33 goals and has 61 points. Craig Smith has eight goals over the last 10 games for Boston.

In their last 10 games the Bruins are 7-3, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.7 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.

MONTREAL CANADIENS

The Canadiens have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 9-21 at home this season, with a 17-36-9 record overall ranking 8th in the Atlantic division. They're 6-10 against opponents in the same division.

Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 17 goals, adding 29 assists and recording 46 points. Cole Caufield has six goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.

In their last 10 games the Canadiens are 5-5, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .883 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

Boston are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road.

Montreal are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games at home.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal's last 9 games.

Prediction

The Bruins continue to play good offensively and defensively while the Habs have one of the worst records in the league and have lost 14 of their last 19 games at home. Expect the Bruins to dominate the Canadiens again. Take Boston with the spread.

PICK: Bruins -1.5 (+105)

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