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Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins Preview

Boston Bruins

Ottawa Senators
26-10-2 December 28, 2013, 07:00 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 15-18-7

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Ottawa and Boston on Saturday, with the host Senators trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Senators are 15-18-7 so far on the season. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 26-10-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 23-16-1 and the Bruins go 10-15-13 on the totals.

View Boston Bruins vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Senators as 114 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 7-rated Bruins taking on the No. 15-rated Senators in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 13-ranked offense (2.78 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.03 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 18.92% rate while the Bruins have a 86.89% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Bruins at Senators trends to consider:
Boston is 17-6-1 SU in its last 24 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 13-3-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Ottawa
Ottawa is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Ottawa is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ottawa's last 11 games at home
Ottawa is 3-13-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to New York, Tuesday, December 31st
Ottawa home to Washington, Monday, December 30th