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Bruins vs Penguins Hockey Game Preview

Boston BruinsPittsburgh Penguins
March 12, 7:30 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

17-3-3TEAM RECORD18-8-0

Consol Energy Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the visiting Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

The Penguins sport records of 18-8 heading into this matchup, while the Bruins sit at 17-3-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-9 for the Penguins and 10-12-1 for the Bruins.

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:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Penguins rated this week at No. 2 and the Bruins sitting at No. 4.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense (3.7 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 25.7% rate while the Bruins have a 92.3% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -162 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-1 winner at home against the Islanders. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -165 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 Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

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

Next up:
Boston home to Florida, Thursday, March 14
Pittsburgh at Toronto, Thursday, March 14