Ottawa Senators (11-12-5) at Boston Bruins (15-13-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 13, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Boston Bruins -195 / Ottawa Senators +175 --- Over/Under: 5
The Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins play Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden.
The Ottawa Senators have lost six of their last seven games and begin a three-game road trip. The Senators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last two games. The Ottawa Senators have scored a power play goal in three of their last four games and have won four of their last six games overall when scoring at least three goals. Clarke MacArthur leads the Senators with nine goals, Erik Karlsson has 13 assists and Mike Hoffman has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Craig Anderson has allowed 47 goals on 628 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 29 goals on 336 shots. The Senators have lost four straight road games.
The Boston Bruins have lost six of their last eight games and are dropping in the Atlantic. The Bruins are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last two games. The Boston Bruins have one power play goal in their last 11 games and have won six of their last seven games overall when scoring at least three goals. Brad Marchand leads Boston with eight goals, Patrice Bergeron has 15 assists and Reilly Smith has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last eight games. Niklas Svedberg has allowed 18 goals on 230 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 55 goals on 613 shots.
The Senators are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Bruins are 40-16 in their last 56 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Senators are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Boston and 17-38 in the last 55 meetings overall.
The Boston Bruins have to get going here in order to make up for lost ground. No better time to do it with this matchup against a struggling Senators team. Take Boston and the run line to increase the value of the line.