Boston vs Montreal: prediction for the NHL game
The competition in the Eastern Conference is very tight this year, and the Boston Bruins are currently in 8th place in the standings. The Bruins are in good form, and they won five of their last six matches.
In the previous two games, Boston celebrated success over Tampa (5:2) and Washington (7:3). Bruce Cassidy's men have solved their problems on the offensive and have been delivering high performance in recent fixtures.
The Montreal Canadiens sit bottom of the Eastern Conference table with 18 points in the asset. The team is in need of a major reconstruction, and they have no chance of making the playoffs this year. Last year's success was no more than a lucky coinsidence.
In the last three games, the Canadiens suffered defeats to Tampa (4:5 ОТ), Carolina (0:4), and Florida (2:5). This season, Montreal won only 2 of their 18 games away and on average conceded 4 goals per game.
Boston scored more than 3 goals in 4 of their last 5 games.
In 3 out of 5 matches, Boston won the second period.
Boston are in excellent form, and in recent games they defeated very powerful opponents. Montreal, on the other hand, are the main outsider in the East, and we believe they don't stand a chance against the Bruins. The hosts have already defeated the Canadians this season by three goals, so we suggest betting on another victory for Boston.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1.5) to Boston
The opponents often scored a large number of goals in previous head-to-head games. Moreover, Boston have been showing high performance of late.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals