Senators vs. Bruins Game 3 Pick
Who has the edge when the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators meet up in a crucial Game 3 of their series tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Boston is the clear favorite at home, as the Bruins are getting odds of -170 to win, while the Senators are being given a money line of +150 to win. The over/under total for the game is listed at 5 goals.
The Senators evened the series on Saturday with a 4-3 OT win over Boston. The Senators have now won seven of their last eight meetings with the Bruins. Boston comes into today’s game at 45-31-8 overall and 23-17-1 at home. Ottawa is 45-29-10 overall and 22-17-2 on the road.
Game 2 was pretty event in most ways. Both teams had 29 shots on goal while the hits were 53-51 for the Bruins and the faceoffs were 27-23 in favor of Ottawa. The Bruins established a 3-1 lead during the game before Chris Wideman and Derick Brassard scored in the third to tie the game. Dion Phaneuf then scored just two minutes into OT to give Ottawa the victory.
Boston is dealing with some injuries leaving players questionable, especially at the defenseman position. Adam McQuaid suffered an upper body injury during Game 2 and is questionable today. The Bruins were still close to sweeping Ottawa on the road in these first two games. Returning home should give Boston a boost and allow it to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
NHL PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: BOSTON BRUINS -170