Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Bruins vs Penguins Lines
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(16-12-2) Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (19-7-3)
Date: Wednesday December 14
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh -170
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Pittsburgh -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Boston Bruins, coming off an big OT win against Montreal, will head to Pittsburgh to take on the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins.
Boston and Pittsburgh have had very different six-game stretches. The Bruins are 2-4 in that stretch, while the Penguins are 6-0 and have won every game in decisive fashion.
Before the OT win against the Canadiens, Boston had struggled, losing three straight.
Despite the three-game losing streak, the Bruins have been an impressive team all year. Starting goaltender Tuukka Rask has been brilliant. His 1.80 GAA puts him fifth in the NHL and has led him to a 15-5-2 record this season. He is a major reason why the Bruins rank ninth in the league in goals against (71).
Right winger David Pastrnak has been on fire. He is second on the team in total points (24) and leads the team in goals (18) and shows no signs of slowing down. He has five goals in his last five games, including two two-goal games.
Left winger Brad Marchand has been fantastic as well. He leads the team in total points with 25, including 17 assists. He has four points in his last five games.
Boston will look to continue their solid season on the road. The Bruins are 9-5-3 at opposing arenas this year and will face an extremely tough Pittsburgh team in PPG Paints Arena Wednesday night.
Pittsburgh might be the scariest team in the NHL right now. In the past six games, all wins, the Penguins have put up 35 total goals, including an 8-goal game against Ottawa and a 7-goal shutout against the Coyotes.
The Penguins are one of the toughest teams to beat at home this season. Pittsburgh is 12-2-1 on the year, and 5-0 in its last five.
It’s no surprise that much of the Penguins success has to do with captain Sidney Crosby. He is having an amazing year thus far. His 21 goals lead the NHL and his 32 total points put him tied for second in the league. Crosby is on a seven-game point streak and has 12 points in those seven games.
The Penguins rank 2nd in goals for with 102 and Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Phil Kessel have combined for 44 of those goals.
Pittsburgh will look to continue its fantastic goal-scoring and get an eighth straight win against Boston.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Pittsburgh is 6-0 in last six games
- The OVER is 5-0 in Pittsburgh’s last five games
Free Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Hockey Prediction:
Both Boston and Pittsburgh are good teams. However, it’s hard to look at the Penguins’ recent performance and not see another win in their future. The high-flying offense of the Penguins should take care of the Bruins. I see Pittsburgh getting the W on Wednesday night.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 5.5
Both of these teams can score. Pittsburgh has 35 goals in its last six games. This should be a high scoring game, regardless of the winner. I like the OVER in this matchup.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Boston 3 – Pittsburgh 5
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