Pittsburgh Penguins (4-2) at Boston Bruins (3-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -143 / Pittsburgh Penguins +120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 27.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with three goals, Jake Guentzel has three assists and Bryan Rust has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 14 goals on 93 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed eight goals on 62 shots.
The Boston Bruins look for a win to build on their 3-1-1 record. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 35.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with three goals, Dvid Krejci has four assists and Patrice Bergeron has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing two goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up seven goals on 65 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed three goals on 48 shots.
The Penguins are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Bruins are 39-15 in their last 54 Tuesday games and 36-15 in their last 51 games following a win. The over is 5-1 in Penguins last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Bruins last 7 overall. The Penguins are 8-17 in the last 25 meetings. The favorite is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings. The over is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and the plus money here is very intriguing when you consider their winning streak, but they simply don't win in Boston. The Penguins have lost 12 of their last 13 trips in Boston, and the home teams won 21 of the last 28 meetings overall. The Boston Bruins are also playing solid hockey in their own right. I have no choice but to take the Bruins and the reasonable price at home.