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Predators face Boston Bruins: NHL odds preview and stats


Nashville Predators

Boston Bruins
18-18-4 January 02, 2014, 07:00 PM | TD Garden 26-12-2



The Boston Bruins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Nashville Predators invade TD Garden on Thursday.

The Bruins sit at 26-12-2 on the season; in comparison, the Predators are currently 18-18-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 12-15-13 OU, and Nashville is 15-17-8 OU.

View Nashville Predators vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 181 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The Bruins sit at No. 4 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Predators sit at a No. 9 on the same chart.

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The Predators were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at +217 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.92 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.97 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 22.02% while the Predators defense kills off 81.25% of their penalties.

Next up:
Nashville at Florida, Saturday, January 4th
Boston home to Atlanta, Saturday, January 4th

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