NHL Betting: Bruins vs. Senators
With nine wins over their past 10 games against the Ottawa Senators the Boston Bruins will be on the road at Scotiabank Place on Thursday night looking to grab yet another victory.
Boston edged Ottawa 3-2 as a road favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks when those division rivals last met on March 11, after beating them 2-1 at home on February 28. The OVER/UNDER is 0-3-1 for bettors in their last four meetings.
Ottawa will face the 19-6-3 Bruins. In totals betting, the Senators are 8-17-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bruins are 10-17-1 favoring the OVER.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Bruins listed earlier today as favorites of 134 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 3-rated Bruins taking on the No. 8-rated Senators in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 23-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 19.8% rate while the Bruins have a 92.2% rate on the penalty kill.
The Bruins were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Ottawa was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on Ottawa at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Winnipeg are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing NY Islanders are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Bruins at Senators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
Boston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
Ottawa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Ottawa is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing Boston
Ottawa is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston at Toronto, Saturday, March 23
Ottawa home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, March 23