Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Bruins vs Penguins NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(14-7-4) Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (17-9-1)
Date: Monday, March 15th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Bruins -106 | Pens -101
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Bruins -1.5 (+230)
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
From a personal standpoint I was not a big believer in this Pittsburgh team, but they have rattled off 5 wins in a row and cannot be overlooked due to their excellent pedigree in the postseason.
The Boston Bruins were downright awful in their last game against the New York Rangers, as they ended up losing that contest by a score of 4-0 and burning a lot of people at the window as -200 or greater favorites.
There can be some excuses for Boston, as the schedule has been pretty brutal, or they were thrown off by the matinee time that that game took place at, but at the end of the day they did not show up in what should have been a routine win for the team from Massachusetts.
The main man to look out for on the Bruins remains Brad Marchand who is having an excellent season leading his team in points with 31 with 12 of those coming as goals. That might change by the end of the regular season, though, as David Pastrnak is finally back for the Bruins and he will be looking to rack up the goals and assists as he looks to continue being one of the NHL’s elite players.
Jaroslav Halak is slated to get the start here and despite giving up 4 goals against the Rangers last time out he was actually really good in that game and was honestly the only reason it wasn’t 7 with a series of excellent saves.
The Penguins have taken advantage of some weak competition during their 5 game winning streak, but they have been winning those games in some style and you have to like the direction this team is going in down the stretch.
The Penguins last game was impressive, as they shutout the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 3-0 with net-minder Casey DeSmith getting a much needed boost of confidence stopping all 24 shots the Sabres put his way.
With DeSmith playing so well in that last game it is tough to say who will start here, but the tentative starter as of now is Tristan Jarry who has been decent this year, but is not blowing anyone out of the water with his GAA around 3 and save percentage right around .900.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Bruins are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Bruins are 12-5 in their last 17 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
- Bruins are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Bruins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Bruins last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Under is 7-0-1 in Bruins last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Under is 35-13-7 in Bruins last 55 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation.
Free Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Prediction:
This should be a tightly contested game between two very solid teams and given what we already know about these two teams my first though is that I like the under, as everything you get from either of these blue-lines needs to be earned.
I also think the Boston Bruins have a slight edge over the Penguins, as I much prefer Halak against anything the Penguins can put out there, and I just have to imagine that the Bruins will be up for this one and will be able to bounce back off of the dud they laid against the Rangers in their last game.
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