Bet on hockey handicappers have their choice of two of the top teams from the Northeast division. It’s a hockey bet choice with much to offer. Montreal was one of the bet on hockey favorites in the preseason to contend for the Stanley Cup. The Canadiens have shown to be a hockey bet choice that offers excellent balance on both ends of the ice.
Montreal ranked 8th overall on offense while ranking 5th overall on defense. The Canadiens have been one of the hottest teams that you could bet on hockey with recently. From December 18 through January 8 Montreal beat the hockey bet board in 8 out of 10 games.
That being said the popularity of the Canadiens and the respect that they carry with those who bet on hockey has hurt their overall value this season with the hockey gambling odds. While Montreal had an overall bet on hockey record of 24-10-2-4 straight up they were just 16-24 against the hockey gambling odds.
Robert Lang has been a big asset for the Habs as he led Montreal in scoring with 15 goals and 31 points. Andrei Markov has been a good “quarterback” for Montreal as he led the team in assists with 24. Both Carey Price and Jaroslav Halak have been stellar in goal.
The Boston Bruins have been an absolute bet on hockey powerhouse this season as they had an overall record of 20-7-0-4 straight up and 31-9 against the bet on hockey spread. Boston, like Montreal, has proven to be a balanced bet on hockey commodity, except even better, as they ranked 3rd overall on offense and 1st overall on defense.
Boston has also been something of a bet on hockey “over” team on home ice as they went under the total in just 4 out of 18 home games this season. Phil Kessel led the Bruins in goals with 24 while Marc Savard led the team in points with 52.
Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez have virtually split time between the pipes and have both been significant bet on hockey assets for Boston backers.
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