Bruins vs. Penguins - 11/24/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (13-4-2) at Boston Bruins (13-9-0)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins +114 / Pittsburgh Penguins -125 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, NESN, NBCSN
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins play Monday at the TD Garden.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have split their last six games and two straight. On the season, the Penguins are the best offensive team in the NHL averaging 3.5 goals per game and scoring 12 goals in their last four games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring three or more goals and they’ve scored just one power play goal in their last six games. Patric Hornqvist leads Pittsburgh with 10 goals, Sidney Crosby has 18 assists and Evgeni Malkin has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.3 goals per game, as Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 32 goals on 433 shots and Thomas Greiss has allowed 10 goals on 131 shots faced. The Penguins haven’t allowed a power play goal in 13 of their last 16 games.
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The Boston Bruins have also split their last six games and are coming off a shutout loss to Montreal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed five goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have allowed just one power play goal in their last four games and have won eight of their last nine games when allowing three or less goals. Tuukka Rask has allowed 36 goals on 425 shots and Niklas Svedberg has given up 17 goals on 196 shots faced. Offensively, Patrice Bergeron is one of four players with five goals, Carl Soderberg has nine assists and Brad Marchand has 43 shots on goal. The Boston Bruins have four power play goals this month and haven’t scored one in their last four games.
The Penguins are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic. The Bruins are 39-14 in their last 53 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference. The Penguins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Bruins have owned the Penguins recently and we're getting the home team and the plus money. Give me the Bruins for the win.