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Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins - 12/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Bruins (19-11-4) at Ottawa Senators (17-12-6)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

The Line: Ottawa Senators -116 / Boston Bruins -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: NESN

The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators meet Sunday afternoon at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Boston Bruins look for a nice victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 28.9 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 15 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 21 assists and Loui Eriksson has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing on 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 57 goals on 699 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 23 goals on 266 shots. Rask has allowed four goals in his last three games.

Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins - 12/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ottawa Senators need a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 17 goals, Bobby Ryan has 21 assists and Kyle Turris has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 76 goals on 934 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 15 goals on 201 shots. Anderson has allowed six goals in his last three games.

The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games. The Senators are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Ottawa and 29-11 in the last 40 meetings overall.

The Bruins are playing better hockey than the Senators, have had great success playing in Ottawa and haven't had a problem lately playing with no rest. I'll take the better team and the cheaper price.

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Boston Bruins -105

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