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Boston Bruins home to Penguins in hockey betting action

Pittsburgh Penguins

Boston Bruins
15-9-0 November 25, 2013, 07:00 PM | TD Garden 15-6-2

TD Garden hosts an NHL battle between the Boston Bruins and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday.

The Penguins will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 15-9-0 this season, while the Bruins are 15-6-2. Pittsburgh is 8-14-2 on the totals; Boston is 3-11-9.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Bruins as -121 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Bruins - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 3.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Canadiens on November 23. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -195 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 13-ranked offense (2.78 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.25 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 18.03% rate while the Penguins have a 87.14% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Toronto, Wednesday, November 27th
Boston at Detroit, Wednesday, November 27th