Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/16/21

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/16/21 Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins (14-7-4) at Pittsburgh Penguins (17-9-1)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -115 / Boston Bruins -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL action from the PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday night.

The Boston Bruins will be looking to rebound from a 4-1 loss to the Penguins in Monday’s opening matchup. Brad Marchand led the Bruins in scoring with 32 points including a team-high 12 goals and 20 assists while Patrice Bergeron has 24 points with 14 assists. David Pastrnak also has a team-high 12 goals in 19 games this season for Boston. As a team, Boston is averaging 2.7 goals per game on 30.9 shots per game with a 23.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.3 goals per game on 26.6 shots per game against and an 89.4% kill rate on the PK this season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to add to their six-game winning streak after Monday’s win over the Bruins. Sidney Crosby leads the Pens in scoring with 29 points including team-highs of 11 goals and 18 assists while Jake Guentzel has 26 points with 11 goals of his own. Evgeni Malkin also has 24 points with 16 assists. As a team, Pittsburgh is averaging 3.2 goals per game on 28.9 shots per game against with an 18.4% success rate on the power play. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.9 goals per game on 29 shots per game against with a 75% kill rate on the PK this season.

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Boston is 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 games played on no rest while the under is 6-0-1 in their last 7 games overall. Pittsburgh is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall and 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 3-1-2 in their last 6 home games. The home team is 21-5 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams.

It’s hard to see what we’re really going to get on the back-to-back with the two sides playing each other in the rematch, but one thing I do know is that both teams have solid goaltending depth and with a bunch of tired legs, I think goals may be hard to come by in this one, so I’ll ride with the under here.

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Chris’s Pick Under 5.5

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