Penguins vs. Bruins Prediction
The struggling Penguins will attempt to win in Boston on Tuesday night – a spot that they haven’t had much success winning. Are the Bruins the best bet on the board as home chalk at 7:00 p.m. ET tonight?
007 Pittsburgh Penguins (+115) at 008 Boston Bruins (-135); o/u 5.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Pittsburgh Penguins DFS Spin
The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed Evgeni Malkin in COVID protocol. Malkin missed the start of the season recovering from off-season knee surgery and made his return to the lineup on Jan. 11, scoring twice and adding an assist. Overall, he has five goals and 13 points in 12 games. If he only needs the minimum five days in protocol, Malkin will miss only two games and could play as early as Sunday.
Boston Bruins DFS Spin
Jeremy Swayman will be in the crease on Tuesday against Pittsburgh. Swayman was back on the ice for Monday's practice following a stint with Providence of the AHL during the NHL All-Star break. He will likely share the crease with Linus Ullmark while Tuukka Rask is on the sidelines with a lower-body injury. Swayman has a record of 8-6-2 this year with a 2.31 GAA and .916 SV% in 17 appearances.
Penguins vs. Bruins Betting Prediction
The Penguins are a putrid 2-15 in their last 17 games in Boston, while the home team is 24-7 in the last 31 meetings between these two teams. Pittsburgh is also winless in its last four games overall, while Boston has won six of its last eight home games and 12 of its last 17 games overall. The Bruins are 26-10 in their last 36 games as a home favorite and are 40-19 in their last 59 games as chalk, either home or away.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON BRUINS -135