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Penguins Face Bruins in Boston this Thursday

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Bruins and Pens are Hot as a Pistol

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins have been two of the three hottest teams in the NHL since January 1. Following an eventual trade deadline, the squads face off on Thursday (7 PM ET) for a preview of a likely Eastern Conference playoff matchup.

Oddsmakers have the Bruins as -125 moneyline favorites. The total is sitting at 6U is -115.

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The Boston Bruins made one of the biggest splashes this trade deadline. They picked up the former 40-goal scorer Rick Nash from the New York Rangers. With 84 points on the season and 21 games still to play, the Bruins look poised to give Tampa Bay a run for their money.

The battle for top spot in the East could be a good one. They’ll be without the best all-round player on their team for an indefinite period. Patrice Bergeron suffered a fractured foot while blocking a shot on Saturday.

Pittsburgh was active at the trade deadline as well. They picked up Derek Brassard from the Ottawa Senators. Brassard is set to slot in as the team’s third line centre behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

This will give the Penguins arguably the best top three centre combination in the NHL. The Pens also suffered injury news this this week. Matt Murray was diagnosed with a concussion and will be out indefinitely.

 

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Recent Form

Team Record Money Offense Defense Fave Dog O/U
Pittsburgh 36-24-4 -$117.00 3.25 2.97 29-20 7-8 34-28-2
Boston 38-15-8 $619.00 3.23 2.51 33-16 5-7 28-32-1
Team Records

Pittsburgh Penguins

Name Record Home Away Fave Dog O/U
Overall 36-24-4 23-8-1 13-16-3 28-17-1 8-7-3 34-28-2
Last 10 7-2-1 4-1-0 3-1-1 6-2-0 2-0-1 7-3
vs Div 13-6-0 7-3-0 6-3-0 9-5-0 4-1-0 10-9
vs EAST 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
vs WEST 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Boston Bruins

Name Record Home Away Fave Dog O/U
Overall 38-15-8 20-7-4 18-8-4 32-12-4 6-3-4 28-32-1
Last 10 6-4-0 2-1-0 4-3-0 6-4-0 0-0-0 7-3
vs Div 12-4-2 5-2-1 7-2-1 12-4-1 0-0-1 5-13
vs EAST 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
vs WEST 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 3.25 7 2.51 2
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 2.81 14 2.39 5
Away Team Road Powerplay vs Home Team Home Penalty Kill 27.78 1 82.02 17
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 3.23 8 2.97 18
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 3.29 12 3.19 19
Home Team Home Power Play vs Away Team Road Penalty Kill 22.33 12 85.32 3

Head To Head Summary

Team record O/U AVG shots power play goals power play percentage penalty kill percentage power play chances
Pittsburgh 3-6-1 7-2-1 2.60 32.70 7 23.33 90.32 30
Boston 7-1-2 7-2-1 3.60 33.00 3 9.68 76.67 31

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line Total O/U away shots home shots Away Power Play Goals Home Power Play Goals Away Power Plays Home Power Plays Away PP% Home PP% Away PK% Home PK%
Jan 7, 2018 BOS 5 PIT 6 -113 5.5 O 25 35 0 2 2 3 0 66.7 33.3 100
Nov 24, 2017 PIT 3 BOS 4 108 5.5 O 20 33 1 0 1 2 100 0 100 0
Jan 26, 2017 PIT 3 BOS 4 -123 5.5 O 22 37 1 1 5 5 20 20 80 80
Jan 22, 2017 BOS 1 PIT 5 -140 5.5 O 45 36 0 1 4 1 0 100 0 100
Dec 14, 2016 BOS 3 PIT 4 -168 5.5 O 44 37 0 2 4 4 0 50 50 100
Feb 24, 2016 PIT 1 BOS 5 -120 5.5 O 42 29 0 0 1 0 0 100
Dec 18, 2015 BOS 6 PIT 2 -105 5 O 34 32 1 0 4 5 25 0 100 75
Dec 16, 2015 PIT 0 BOS 3 -141 5 U 34 29 0 1 3 4 0 25 75 100
Mar 14, 2015 BOS 2 PIT 0 -125 5 U 30 30 0 0 4 3 0 0 100 100
Jan 7, 2015 BOS 3 PIT 2 -132 5 P 24 39 0 0 2 4 0 0 100 100

NHL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Pittsburgh Penguins

Date Opponent score Result line shots shots against power play penalty kill opposing goalie Location
Feb 27, 2018 NJ 2-3 L -190 38 38 0/2 0/1 Keith Kinkaid H
Feb 24, 2018 FLA 5-6 L -126 37 30 1/1 3/3 Roberto Luongo A
Feb 23, 2018 CAR 6-1 W -125 39 28 1/1 2/2 Cam Ward A
Feb 18, 2018 CLB 5-2 W 118 23 37 0/0 2/2 Sergei Bobrovsky A
Feb 17, 2018 TOR 5-3 W -133 39 32 0/1 1/2 Frederik Andersen H

Boston Bruins

Date Opponent score Result line shots shots against power play penalty kill opposing goalie Location
Feb 27, 2018 CAR 4-3 W -183 32 32 0/2 1/3 Scott Darling H
Feb 25, 2018 BUF 1-4 L -255 35 24 0/4 4/5 Chad Johnson A
Feb 24, 2018 TOR 3-4 L -117 23 36 0/2 1/3 Frederik Andersen A
Feb 20, 2018 EDM 3-2 W -129 44 20 0/3 1/1 Cam Talbot A
Feb 19, 2018 CAL 2-1 W -125 32 29 0/2 2/3 David Rittich A

 

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