Bruins skate north to face Sens
The Boston Bruins have managed to pick up the victory in eight of their last 10 games against the Ottawa Senators as those teams hit the ice together on Friday night.
The Senators, though, won the last meeting between these two teams back on April 28, picking up a 4-2 road victory at +168 on the NHL betting odds. The OVER/UNDER has gone 4-4-2 in their past 10 matchups.
The Bruins will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 12-5-1 this season, while the Senators are 7-7-4. Boston is 2-10-6 on the totals; Ottawa is 9-9.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Senators as -110 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Senators rated this week at No. 16 and the Bruins sitting at No. 10.
The Bruins were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 10-ranked offense (2.94 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.78 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 16.67% rate while the Bruins have a 86.21% rate on the penalty kill.
Boston at Hartford , Monday, November 18th
Ottawa home to Columbus, Sunday, November 17th