NHL Betting Odds & Picks: Canadiens vs. Bruins, Blackhawks vs. Canucks (Wednesday, Feb. 12)

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Feb 12, 2020, 12:33 PM EST

There are only three games on the NHL card for Wednesday night, but there’s drama everywhere you turn.

Not only will the Bruins (-215) and Canadiens (+180) renew their century-old rivalry on national TV, but the Vancouver Canucks (-145) will honor two of the franchise’s most iconic heroes — Daniel and Henrik Sedin — before a showdown with the Chicago Blackhawks (+125).

Let’s jump in.

Wednesday NHL Odds & Picks


Odds as of Wednesday morning and via DraftKings, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.


Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

  • Canadiens odds: +180
  • Bruins odds: -215
  • Over/Under: 5.5
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: NBCSN

The Montreal Canadiens are the type of team I love to bet on. The Habs are almost certainly going to miss the playoffs, but they’ve had strong 5-on-5 metrics the entire season. Some better injury luck and a stronger season from their goalies and the Canadiens would be right in the hunt in the Eastern Conference.

Only two teams this season — Vegas and Tampa Bay — have a better expected goals rate than Montreal’s 53.6% xG share. The Habs have been in good form lately, too.

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