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Posted at 12:30 PM EST.
7:35 PM EST. OT included. The Bruins are a quality outfit that are difficult to beat no matter where or who they play. Boston recorded a 3-2 victory in Toronto on Saturday to pull to within two points of the struggling Maple Leafs going into this one. The Bruins’ climb up the standings has been powered by a 9-3-0 run that began with a 4-0 victory in Montreal on Dec. 17. Boston’s resurgence also has lifted the club back among the favorites on the odds to win the Eastern Conference, joining the Pittsburgh Penguins at +850 on those NHL futures. If the B’s win here, good for them and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone but this wager has nothing to do with fading the Bs.
This wager is all about taking back great value on a Canadiens’ squad that is too good to be taking back prices like this. Montreal has one of the best records in the league against top-10 teams. The Habs also rank third in Corsi For % during five-on-play. In fact one could break this one down any way and would find that analytically, there is very little that separates these two bitter rivals and when they do get together, it’s almost always a 50/50 proposition. In this case, however, the Habs are being offered way too much, which is really all the information we need to move in.
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Montreal +162 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 3.24)