Pittsburgh Penguins (24-11-2) at Boston Bruins (18-10-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -133 / Pittsburgh Penguins +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 15 goals, Sidney Crosby has 26 assists and Bryan Rust has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 66 goals on 732 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 25 goals on 371 shots.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 22.8 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 14 goals, Brad Marchand has 23 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 89.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 377 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 36 goals on 428 shots.
The Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. The Bruins are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games. The under is 9-2 in Penguins last 11 overall. The under is 34-16-1 in Bruins last 51 overall. The Penguins are 2-14 in the last 16 meetings in Boston. The favorite is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings. The home team is 22-6 in the last 28 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to put together their most impressive stretch of the season and they've been even better in the underdog role as of late. The Boston Bruins are going to be favored at home in most spots, but they've been hit or miss lately and just lost to these Penguins 4-1 on Thursday. We're getting the team in better form with plus money. I like the value with the Penguins on the road in this spot.