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(23-20-6) Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (29-11-5)
Date: Sunday, January 22nd
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Penguins -150
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins search for the 20th win of their first 24 home games as they welcome the Boston Bruins to town for this Sunday afternoon tilt.
Losers of their last three contests, the Bruins enter this game with a serious lack of offense. The Bruins were shutout by the Blackhawks on Friday, the second time in the last three games where they failed to score a goal.
Despite winning just two of their last seven games, Boston remains in third place in the Metropolitan Division. Unfortunately, the team is just two points ahead of Toronto and Philadelphia for the Conference’s 7th seed.
Unless the Bruins can dramatically improve on their 22nd-ranked offense, making the playoffs will remain an incredibly daunting task.
Fortunately for the Bruins, they have one of the NHL’s best goalies in Tuukka Rask.
The Finnish net minder currently ranks in the top-10 among goalies in wins, shutouts and GAA. As long as Rask is in net, the Bruins will always have a shot at the postseason.
After a thrilling 8-7 overtime victory to snap the Capitals’ nine-game winning streak last week, the Penguins find themselves on a nice little run of their own which has closed the gap with both Washington and Columbus.
Pittsburgh is in the midst of an offensive explosion, having scored 19 goals during their current three-game winning streak.
Led by captain Sidney Crosby and his league-leading 27 goals, the Pens are scoring at an alarming rate.
No team is safe against them, including Washington’s Braden Holtby who was pulled after allowing five goals on just 26 shots in that 8-7 thriller.
The Pens also possess one of the NHL’s best home records at an incredible mark of 19-2-2. Pittsburgh hasn’t lost at home since Dec. 16, so expect them to fare well in this home contest as well.
Combine their red-hot offense with Boston’s inability to score, and the Penguins find themselves in excellent position to keep climbing the ladder in the Metropolitan after this one.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Bruins are 5-6-5 vs. the Metropolitan Division.
- Bruins are 2-5 SU in their last seven games.
- Penguins are 19-2-2 at home.
- Penguins are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
Free Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Hockey Prediction:
It’s tough to bet against the Penguins right now because their offense has made the NHL’s best goalies look terrible. Pittsburgh’s 3.52 goals per game ranks 1st in the league, which is more than a goal per game higher than Boston’s 2.50 goals per game.
The number for this game is sure to be bloated, but Pittsburgh is playing unbelievable hockey right now.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh ML
Lay it with the Pens.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 4 – Boston 3
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