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Ducks vs. Bruins - 12/1/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Bruins (14-9-1) at Anaheim Ducks (14-6-5)
Date & Time Monday December 1, 2014, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Line
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -125 / Boston Bruins +114 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
NESN, FSWHD, SNO
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USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks play Monday night at the Honda Center.

The Boston Bruins have split their last eight games and begin a four-game road trip. The Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed six goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games and have won nine of their last 10 games overall when allowing two or less goals. Tuukka Rask has allowed 40 goals on 494 shots faced and Niklas Svedberg has given up 17 goals on 196 shots. Offensively, the Bruins are averaging 2.5 goals per game and haven’t scored a pp goal in six straight games. Carl Soderberg is one of six Boston players with five goals, Patrice Bergeron has 11 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 53 shots on goal. The Boston Bruins have won four of their last six road games.

The Anaheim Ducks have lost five of their last eight games but are still hanging strong in the Pacific. The Ducks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have given up 10 goals in their last two games. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed one power play goal in their last six games and have lost eight of their last 10 games overall when allowing at least three goals. Frederik Andersen has allowed 43 goals on 507 shots faced and Jason LaBarbera has given up nine goals on 99 shots. Offensively, the Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored two pp goals in their last nine games. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 14 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 15 assists and Matt Beleskey has 67 shots on goal.

The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win. The Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic and 45-19 in their last 64 Monday games. The over is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

We're getting plus money with a talented Boston team against the struggling Ducks. Sure, this could be the game Anaheim turns things around but the value of the Bruins and the plus money is too good to pass up. 

Pick:
Boston Bruins +114

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