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Bruins look to snap skid vs. Pens

The Boston Bruins will play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL betting action on Friday night, with the Bruins having lost each of their last five games against the Penguins.

Overall Pittsburgh is 7-3 over its past 10 games against Boston dating back to 2010, and they've managed to pick up the win in seven of the past eight games between the Eastern Conference clubs. The OVER/UNDER is 2-6 over their past eight matchups.

The Bruins sport records of 26-11-5 heading into this matchup, while the Penguins sit at 33-10 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-24-4 for the Bruins and 21-21-1 for the Penguins.

View Pittsburgh vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-131 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 3-rated Penguins taking on the No. 4-rated Bruins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 14.8% while the Penguins defense kills off 79.3% of their penalties.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-4 winner at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Bruins were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +220 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Montreal are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Penguins at Bruins trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Buffalo, Saturday, April 20
Boston home to Florida, Sunday, April 21