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Bruins Continue California Trip at Ducks

Brad Marchand Boston Bruins Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks NHL

The Boston Bruins are battling it out with the Florida Panthers at the top of the Atlantic Division but head into Friday’s schedule trailing by three points. The Bruins’ California road trip did not start the way they would have hoped, but they get a chance to rebound when they visit the Ducks Friday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The Ducks are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home.
  • The Bruins are 8-0 SU in their last eight games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Bruins' last 10 games vs the Western Conference.

The B’s began their road trip with a 3-1 loss at the San Jose Sharks Tuesday, but have been dynamite on the road all season long, sporting a 23-8-3 record away from home so far. The Bruins haven’t lost back-to-back road games since they suffered a three-game losing skid on their travels back in early January.

The Ducks used an 11-game winning streak to soar up the Pacific Division standings, but have dropped four of their last five overall and sit six points back of the Los Angeles Kings entering Friday’s meeting with the Bruins. The one victory in those previous contests was a 7-1 thrashing of the New Jersey Devils on Monday, but followed that up with a 2-1 loss versus the New York Rangers Wednesday.

The Bruins have struggled against the Ducks in recent head-to-head contests, however. The B’s have gone 0-4 SU in the past four meetings and have been been outscored 4.25 to 2.0 in the process.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.4-2 result in favor of the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Boston Bruins vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ducks sit at 38-22-9 on the season; in comparison, the Boston Bruins are currently 39-24-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Anaheim is 27-28-14 OU, and Boston is 31-32-8 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Boston injuries news.

The Bruins - Ducks odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Anaheim is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 23-ranked offense (2.54 goals per game) against a Boston Bruins defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.69 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 24.12% rate while the Bruins have a 82.05% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -127 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Ducks were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +141 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim
  • Anaheim is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • Anaheim is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 19th
Anaheim at Winnipeg, Sunday, March 20th