Anaheim Ducks vs. Boston Bruins - 2/15/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins at Anaheim Ducks
Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00 PM (Honda Center)
The Line: Boston Bruins -157 / Anaheim Ducks +130 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV: PRIT, NESN
The Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Boston Bruins look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 26.8 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 31 goals, Brad Marchand has 47 assists and David Krejci has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 70 goals on 880 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 68 goals on 857 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The Anaheim Ducks could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 13 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 25 assists and Adam Henrique has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 123 goals on 1,434 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 23 goals on 294 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 23-6 in their last 29 games playing on 2 days rest and 11-1 in their last 12 vs. Western Conference. The Ducks are 8-3 in their last 11 games following a win, 9-26 in their last 35 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-20 in their last 27 overall. The under is 16-6-1 in Bruins last 23 road games. The under is 5-2 in Ducks last 7 home games. The Bruins are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim and 1-9 in the last 10 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks have owned the Boston Bruins over the years, and it's to the point where I strongly considered the plus money. However, the Ducks have also been ice cold these past three weeks and have been getting destroyed defensively. The Boston Bruins are playing some of their best hockey during this winning stretch and have been nothing but money when playing on extended rest. I have to ignore the history between these clubs and simply make a play on the current form, as these are two teams heading in different directions. I have to side with the Bruins on the road.