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Penguins get visit from the Bruins

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be out for revenge on Wednesday as they take on the Boston Bruins for the first time since they met in last year's playoffs.

The Bruins swept the Penguins in the playoffs last season, winning those four games by a combined score of 12-2 while paying off on the NHL betting lines. The OVER has only paid off in three of the last 10 games between the two teams.

Pittsburgh battles the Bruins, currently with a 7-3-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 5-7 for the Penguins and 2-6-2 for the Bruins.

View Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Bruins listed earlier today as underdogs of 119 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Penguins and the No. 8-ranked Bruins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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The Bruins were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +197 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -175 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 9-ranked offense (3.17 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 3 at 1.7 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 18.6% rate while the Bruins have a 77.42% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Boston at Anaheim, Thursday, October 31st
Pittsburgh at Columbus, Friday, November 1st

 

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