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OVERs Tend To be the Story when Bruins and Penguins Clash

Bruins vs Penguins Betting Odds March 10, 2019

The Boston Bruins have been on an incredible run since the beginning of February and look to continue their winning ways vs the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. The Bruins will have Jaroslav Halak in net and they’ve won their last five games with him between the pipes. Both teams could be gasses from playing the night before and the Penguins are undefeated at home this season in four games when on the second game of a back-to-back.

The Penguins opened as -135 home favorites with a total of 6.5.

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STANDOUT STATS

  • The Bruins have won their last five games with Jaroslav Halak as their starter in net. He has only allowed seven goals on 156 shots in those games (.941 save percentage).
  • For the Penguins, they’re expected to have Casey DeSmith between the pipes and the Pens are 2-6 SU in nine games when he gets the start since January 1st. DeSmith has allowed three or more goals in each of those outing and four or more goals in six of eight contests.
  • The Bruins are on an incredible regulation streak as they have not lost without a game going to overtime in their last 17 games (15-2 SU).
  • Both teams are on a back-to-back tonight with Boston owning a 9-3 SU record in that spot while the Penguins 5-4 SU in nine games. However, the Pens are 4-0 SU when at home on the second game of a B2B.
  • The OVER has hit in nine of the last 10 games in this matchup with an average combined score of 7.5 goals per game.

My Best Bets for Bruins vs Penguins

Bruins Moneyline and OVER 6.5

I’m not recommending to parlay these but I do think both will happen because of how these teams fare on back-to-backs and because of how poor Casey DeSmith has played in net for the Penguins. He has routinely allowed a ton of goals and even against the low-scoring Bruins, he could be in trouble.

As long as the Bruins keep winning games, I’m going to back them, especially as an underdog. The Bruins have been one of the best defensive road teams in the league this season (2.58 goals per game) and are 6-2 SU in their last eight away games.

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