Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Jan 13): Bruins vs Canadiens Predictions
The NHL has a busy schedule on Saturday night. Nine games are on the board for Saturday’s action. This makes me believe that there will be lots of exciting games. Here is my bet for January 13th and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NHL consensus betting picks for tonight instead of paying for them.
Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction
This matchup is the first of the season for these two rivals. It is also the first of three meetings between the two teams in the next week. Boston has gone 23-10-7 this season. The Bruins are sitting comfortably in second place of the Atlantic Division. Montreal has seen their share of struggles. They have gone 18-20-4, which has them in sixth place in the Atlantic Division.
The Bruins are expected to play Tuukka Rask in net on Saturday night. Rask has had a solid season in net for Boston. He has a save percentage of .920 and has allowed around 2.23 goals per game. The Bruins have allowed the second fewest goals in the NHL this season. The Canadiens have scored the third fewest goals in the NHL.
Carey Price will likely play for Montreal on Saturday night. Price has been one of the brighter spots for a struggling Canadiens team. He has allowed a GAA of 2.89 and has held a save percentage of .911. Price has been considered one of the best goalies in the league for quite a while now.
The Canadiens biggest weakness has been their offensive production. Montreal has three players tied for the team lead in points. Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty all have twenty-three points on the season. Gallagher has scored sixteen goals, which is good enough for the team lead. Galchenyuk and Pacioretty each have ten goals. Andrew Shaw and Paul Byron each have scored over ten goals as well.
Boston Bruins (-135) at Montreal Canadiens (+122)
Boston’s offense has been playing much better than Montreal’s. Brad Marchand leads the Bruins in points with forty. David Pastrnak and Marchand are tied for the lead in goals with seventeen. Pastrnak has thirty-nine points in total. Patrice Bergeron and Danton Heinen each have over thirty points as well. Montreal will need a good performance from Carey Price if they want to slow down the Bruins offense.
Rivalry games like this one do not always go to the better team. Games between Montreal and Boston are heated and come down to the simple plays. These teams see each other often enough that neither team has a large upper hand. I think that this game will be no different. Both teams will be playing with a lot of passion on Saturday.
The Bruins are listed as -135, which is a pretty big favorite for the road team. That money line implies that Boston will win this game fifty-seven percent of the time, which as I described before, I do not believe is the case. As such a big underdog at home, I like the Canadiens in this game.