Boston Bruins (10-5-2) at Colorado Avalanche (8-6-3)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 14, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Colorado Avalanche +100 / Boston Bruins -120 --- Over/Under: 6
The Boston Bruins and the Colorado Avalanche meet in an NHL matchup from the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night.
The Boston Bruins will look to build on back-to-back wins following a 4-1 win over Vegas in their last outing. Danton Heinen opened the scoring and Jeremy Lauzon doubled the advantage by the end of the 1st period, followed by Brad Marchand making it a 3-0 lead within the 1st minute of the 2nd period. Vegas pulled a goal back, but David Pastrnak shut the door by adding a 4th Bruins goal late in the 3rd period for the win. Jaroslav Halak got the win, improving his record to 6-1-2 this season after stopping 37 of the 38 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Colorado Avalanche will look to build some momentum after snapping a 5 game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Edmonton in their last outing. Mikko Rantanen scored :26 into the game, and Carl Soderberg doubled the advantage by the end of the opening frame for a 2-0 advantage after 20 minutes of play. Alex Kerfoot and Tyson Barrie scored 5:50 apart in the 2nd period to double the lead to 4-0 after 40 minutes. Ty Rattie would pull a goal back for the Oilers but it was too little too late as the damage had been done to get Colorado the win. Semyon Varlamov got the win to improve to 5-5-2 this season after allowing the lone goal on 27 shots in the winning effort.
Boston is 5-13 in their last 18 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 games against the Western Conference while the under is 9-1-1 in their last 11 games overall. Colorado is 1-5 in their last 6 games overall and 22-10 in their last 32 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Boston is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Colorado.
It’s hard to get a feel for this matchup, as you have Boston who could have a goaltender controversy between the pipes, and who have struggled on the road, going against an out of form Avalanche team that’s due for a win but I’m not sure if they can be trusted just yet. Instead, I’m going to side with the under. It’s been a common trend when these two meet and with the way Boston has been playing defensively as of late, I think we could be in for a low scoring affair so I’ll back the under here.