NHL Betting: Penguins visit Bruins
The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins have split their two meetings so far this season as those Eastern Conference powers hit the ice together on Saturday night.
Pittsburgh topped Boston 3-2 as a -122 home favorite on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on October 30, but the Bruins bounced back with a 4-3 home win at -115 on November 25. The UNDER has gone 3-7 in their last 10 matchups.
The Bruins bring a 18-8-2 record to the battle against the 20-9-1 Penguins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 5-13-10 so far and the Penguins go 12-16-2.
The Bruins - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 2.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Sharks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -110 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Bruins were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 16-ranked offense (2.71 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.23 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 17.33% rate while the Penguins have a 86.05% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Penguins at Bruins trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to Columbus, Monday, December 9th
Boston at Toronto, Sunday, December 8th