Boston Bruins (27-13-6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (31-14-3)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -110 / Boston Bruins -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL action from the PPG Paints Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Bruins will look to bounce back from a 6-4 loss to the Sabres in their last matchup. Brad Marchand leads the Bruins in scoring with 57 points with team-highs of 25 goals and 32 assists while David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron each have 41 points with 18 goals and 23 assists while David Krejci has 30 points with 24 assists. Craig Smith also has 27 points with 10 goals and 17 assists. As a team, Boston is averaging 2.9 goals on 32.8 shots with a 20.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.5 goals on 27.9 shots against with an 85.7% success rate on the PK this season.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to build on a 4-2 win over New Jersey last time out. Sidney Crosby leads the Pens with 55 points including a team-high 20 goals and 35 assists while Jake Guentzel also has 20 goals with 31 assists for his 51 points and Bryan Rust has 20 goals and 19 assists as well. Kris Letang has 39 points with a team-high 32 assists while James McCann has double-digit goal and assist tallies and Evgeni Malkin has 24 points with 16 assists. As a team, Pittsburgh is averaging 3.4 goals on 29.9 shots with a 22.7% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals on 29.6 shots with a 77.3% success rate on the PK.
Boston is 6-1 in their last 7 gmes overall and 6-2 in their last 8 road games while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Pittsburgh is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 9-3 in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games on no rest. The favorite is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams
I get the case that could be made for either side here, but we’re starting to see both teams step it up wth the playoffs around the. Orner and I think we could ed up seeing a playoff type atmosphere here between two of the better and more experienced teams in the NHL. I’ll side with the under in this spot.