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Bruins face Chicago Blackhawks: NHL odds preview and stats

Boston BruinsChicago Blackhawks
Oct 15, 8:30 PM | United Center

Boston Bruins vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

1-3-0TEAM RECORD2-1-0

The Boston Bruins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Blackhawks in Chicago at United Center on Saturday in hockey odds action.

Chicago will face the 1-3 Bruins. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bruins are 0-4 favoring the OVER.

View Boston vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Blackhawks as -135 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blackhawks, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Bruins, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 7 at 1.8 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 14.3% rate while the Bruins have a 87.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-3 winner at home against the Jets. Bettors on Chicago at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Winnipeg are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Bruins at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games at home
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Boston home to Carolina, Tuesday, October 18
Chicago at Phoenix, Tuesday, October 18

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