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Senators open as moneyline underdog vs Bruins

Ottawa Senators

Boston Bruins
15-17-7 December 27, 2013, 07:00 PM | TD Garden 25-10-2

NHL wagering interest swings to the Boston vs Ottawa battle on Friday at TD Garden as the Bruins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Bruins bring a 25-10-2 record to the battle against the 15-17-7 Senators. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 10-15-12 so far and the Senators go 23-16.

View Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Boston sat as -190 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

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

Ottawa won its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Penguins on December 23. Bettors who backed the Senators at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Bruins were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 10-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.23 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 22% rate while the Senators have a 79.14% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Senators at Bruins trends to consider:
Ottawa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Ottawa's last 19 games
Ottawa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ottawa's last 12 games on the road
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa home to Boston, Saturday, December 28th