Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators - 4/7/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (28-42-11) at Boston Bruins (49-19-12)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -300 / Ottawa Senators +235 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Ottawa Senators look to end their season with a victory after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Matt Duchene leads Ottawa with 23 goals, Erik Karlsson has 53 assists and Mark Stone has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 176 goals on 1,745 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed 88 goals on 898 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed four or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.
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The Boston Bruins could use a win to get back on track after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 34 goals, David Pastrnak has 45 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 214 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 121 goals on 1,487 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 74 goals on 848 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Senators are 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 18-38 in their last 56 road games. The Bruins are 21-6 in their last 27 home games, 71-33 in their last 104 Saturday games and 43-20 in their last 63 overall. The Senators are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Boston, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
I said it last night and I'll say it again here; there's no reason to even consider backing the Ottawa Senators. This is a club that's had its bags packed for the last two months and can finally bolt for vacation once this contest is finished. The Ottawa Senators continue to get rocked nightly, and it should be no different with the way the Boston Bruins are playing at home. I'll take the puck line to add some sort of value to this bet.