Ottawa Senators (27-40-6) vs. Boston Bruins (45-23-5)
April 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Bruins -280 / Ottawa Senators +230; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins meet Thursday in NHL action at the TD Garden. The Ottawa Senators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Josh Norris leads Ottawa with 32 goals, Brady Tkachuck has 30 assists and Thomas Chabot has 165 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 101 goals on 1,233 shots faced, and Matt Murray has allowed 60 goals on 640 shots.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 38 goals, Charlie McAvoy has 44 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 262 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 92 goals on 1,043 shots faced, and Jeremy Swayman has allowed 80 goals on 958 shots.
The Senators are 49-126 in their last 175 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic. The Bruins are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 18-7 in their last 25 overall. The under is 11-5-2 in Senators last 18 road games. The over is 5-2-2 in Bruins last 9 overall. The Senators are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Boston and 2-14 in the last 16 meetings.
The Ottawa Senators have shown recent signs of life, but it’s simply not enough to back them on the road, here. The Senators have been awful for much longer stretches, and they’ve also had zero success against the Bruins over the years. The Boston Bruins play their best hockey at home, and their defense should have little issues with the lack of offensive threats on the other side. Give me the Bruins and the PL for max betting value.