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Divisional Dominator NHL 8*

Divisional Dominator NHL 8*

Montreal vs. Boston, 12/01/2019 19:00 EDT, Score: 1 - 3

Money Line: +175 Montreal

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

Divisional Dominator - Rickenbach NHL Rotation #3 Sunday 8* Montreal Canadiens Money Line (+) @ Boston Bruins @ 7:05 ET - Long-time Original Six rivalry and divisional match-up. I look for the Habs to get the upset win here. This is a revenge game for Montreal as they got blasted 8 to 1 at home last week versus the Bruins despite having a 37-24 edge in shots on goal. The Canadiens actually have outshot Boston 68 to 49 in their two meetings this season. Montreal won the first match-up between these teams and that was north of the border. Even though this game is in Boston note that the road teams (early November meeting notwithstanding) have dominated recent meetings. The road team has won 5 of the last 6 meetings and those 5 away wins have come by an average victory margin of 3.2 goals per game. Boston has lost 13 of their past 23 Sunday games and that has cost their backers $11,500 at $1,000 a game. The Canadiens have won 6 of 10 games against teams with a winning record this season so despite some struggles this season they tend to be at their best when facing a challenge. However, that 8-1 loss last week versus the Bruins was a rare exception and the Habs most certainly haven't forgotten about the beatdown and now it is payback time. By the way, Boston has lost 5 of its last 12 games plus 2 of the 7 wins came after regulation. With just 5 regulation wins in their past dozen games, the Bruins have not been dominant like they were in the first month of the season. Even though the Canadiens are enduring a losing streak and have struggled of late they have only 3 regulation losses in 11 road games this season. They'll be in this game all the way and an upset is what I am forecasting as they seek revenge here. 8* MONTREAL


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