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Bruins visit Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL clash

Boston BruinsPittsburgh Penguins
Dec 5, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

16-7-1TEAM RECORD16-7-4

The Pittsburgh Penguins battle the visiting Boston Bruins on Monday in NHL betting action at Consol Energy Centre.

Pittsburgh battles the Bruins, currently with a 16-7-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-13-3 for the Penguins and 13-11 for the Bruins.

View Boston vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Penguins in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -140 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Penguins sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at a No. 1 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 6-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 18.2% rate while the Bruins have a 85.7% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Boston was a 4-1 winner at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Boston at -178 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Hurricanes on December 3. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing Carolina are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Bruins at Penguins trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Winnipeg, Tuesday, December 6
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Thursday, December 8

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