Lean Canadiens +155 vs. Bruins in Game 7

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:47 PM GMT

Wednesday, May. 14, 2014 12:47 PM GMT

The Canadians and Bruins will go to battle tonight in Game 7 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series. Our NHL betting odds guru Ross Benjamin has a free pick in this huge contest.

Familiar Foes in a Game 7
The Bruins host the Canadians on Wednesday at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts with the opening face-off slated for 7:35 PM ET. This will be the deciding Game 7 of their playoff series with the winner advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. According to NHL betting odds the Bruins are a -175 money line favorite and the posted total is 5.0. . These clubs have seen just 1 of their last 7 meetings in Boston go under the total. The Canadians have gone 5-2 in their last 7 trips to Boston.

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Goaltending Duel Crucial in Deciding Game
Arguably there's nothing in sports like a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We can add a bit more spice to that belief when the two teams involved who are members of the NHL "Original Six" franchises. This will be the 9th time these two teams have met for a Game 7 in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This classic matchup will feature two of the best goaltenders in the world. Tuukka Rask was the anchor of a Bruins team that reached the Stanley Cup Finals last season, and was the #1 goalie on Team Finland's Bronze Medal winning team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Canadians Cary Price is having a career year which has included being the MVP at the Sochi Olympics, where he led Team Canada to the Gold Medal. There's an extremely good chance that whichever goaltender is on top of their game will be the deciding difference in which team will advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.


Bruins Dominant at Home but...
The Bruins have gone a terrific 42-14 in their last 56 home games. However, 4 of those 14 losses have came at the hands of Montreal, including 3 of the 4 coming this season. Boston has gone an extremely profitable 17-2 at home in the last 3 seasons following a game in which they allowed 4-goals or more. Contrarily this is a Montreal team that's gone 18-7 in their last 25-games, including 9-4 in their previous 13 road games. You may be surprised to know that Boston is just 9-9 in their last 18-games overall.


NHL Betting System
Any money line underdog versus an opponent playing with same season revenge, and are coming off a loss by 4-goals or more to a division opponent, has gone 26-8 (76.5%) during the last 5 seasons.

Free Pick: Montreal +155 over Boston

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