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Blackhawks meet the Bruins in Boston

The Chicago Blackhawks have already edged the Boston Bruins once this season as last year's Stanley Cup finalists hit the ice together once again in NHL odds action on Thursday night.

Chicago topped Boston 3-2 as a -150 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in the first meeting of the season between the two teams on January 19. That result dropped the OVER/UNDER to 4-6 for totals bettors in their 10 most recent matchups.

The Bruins sit at 49-17-6 on the season; in comparison, the Blackhawks are currently 42-16-15. Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 28-25-19 OU, and Chicago is 35-38 OU.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before puck drop in this match found them as 129-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blackhawks, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

The Blackhawks were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -189 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Boston was a 2-1 loser at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Montreal at +175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 4-ranked offense (3.19 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.58 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 20.3% rate while the Blackhawks have a 81.74% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Blackhawks at Bruins trends to consider:
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago at Ottawa, Friday, March 28th
Boston at Washington, Saturday, March 29th