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Bruins Have Been Horrendous on the 2nd Half of Back-to-Backs

The Bruins will have to make a quick turnaround as they host the Ducks less than 24 hours after dropping an overtime decision to the streaking Penguins. Boston has gone just 2-8 in its last 10 games on the second half of a back-to-back so you may want to take a look at the Quackers’ moneyline value tonight.

SHARK BITES
  • The Ducks are 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Bruins.
  • The Ducks are 8-3 in their last 11 games after a loss.
  • Tuukka Rask has been in the net for all but 1 of the Bruins’ wins this season.

A big factor for the Bruins on this second game in two nights is who will play in net. Tuukka Rask got the start last night but he’s played on back-to-back days just once so far this season. Boston’s backup situation is pretty hairy as the Bruins haven’t found a suitable reliever for Rask. Anton Khudobin, Rask’s primary backup, is 1-4-0 this season with an .888 save percentage and allowed four goals on 22 shots in his last start. It’s true the B’s don’t play again until Sunday after tonight so they may roll the dice and play their ringer despite the trends that point sternly away from starting a goalie on back-to-back nights.

The Ducks, on the other hand, have been heating up of late and are starting to string together some quality performances. This will be the second chapter in their circus six-game road trip so taking advantage of a reeling team that has barely had time to change into their street clothes is absolutely imperative for Anaheim.

Anaheim Ducks vs Boston Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Bruins currently sport a record of 16-12-3. The Anaheim Ducks are 15-10-5. Betting totals have seen the Bruins post a 10-16-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Ducks have gone 9-10-10 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Anaheim injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Boston Bruins at No. 3 and the Anaheim Ducks at No. 2 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Boston Bruins No. 25-ranked offense (2.39 goals per game) against a Anaheim Ducks defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 13.04% rate while the Ducks have a 80.58% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Ducks were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -191 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Boston won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canadiens on December 12. Bettors who backed the Bruins at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Anaheim is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim at Detroit, Saturday, December 17th
Boston home to Los Angeles, Sunday, December 18th

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