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Bruins vs. Penguins NHL Odds Preview

Having failed to pay off against the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier in the week, the Boston Bruins will get another crack at Sidney Crosby and company when those teams battle again on Sunday.

The Penguins mounted a comeback on Tuesday night to beat the Bruins 3-2 as a -130 home favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. The Penguins have now won four games in a row against the Bruins, and they're 7-3 over their past 10 matchups.

This season the Penguins are 21-8 overall while the Bruins are 19-4-3. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 17-12 on the OU, and Boston is 10-15-1.

View Boston vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bruins were listed as +-136 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Penguins and the No. 4-rated Bruins in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.7 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 24.3% while the Bruins defense kills off 93% of their penalties.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -220 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -155 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Rangers are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Bruins at Penguins trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Winnipeg, Tuesday, March 19
Pittsburgh home to Washington, Tuesday, March 19