Senators vs. Bruins Game 4 Pick
Can the Boston Bruins avoid another home loss to the Ottawa Senators when the two meet tonight at 7:30PM ET in Game 4 of their series?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Boston is the clear favorite at home, as the Bruins are getting odds of -165 to win, while the Senators are being given a money line of +145 to win. The over/under total for the game is listed at 5 goals.
Ottawa won its second straight over Boston by a score of 4-3 in OT when the two met on Monday in Game 3. The Senators hold a 2-1 lead in the series with those wins and all three games have been decided by 1 goal. Ottawa is now 46-29-10 overall and 23-17-2 on the road. Boston is 45-31-9 overall and 23-17-2 a home.
Ottawa had an impressive performance in Game 3, out-shooting the Bruins 32-20 to get the OT victory. The Senators established a 3-0 lead to open the game before the Bruins fought back in the second period to even things up. Bobby Ryan got the game-winning goal just five minutes into overtime on a power play.
Ottawa was the better team in Game 3 and rightfully won. The Senators may have a bit of a letdown after the emotional roller coaster that was Monday night. Boston should be motivated to come out strong at home to even the series. The Bruins can’t afford to fall behind 3-1 in this series heading back to Ottawa. Boston should be able to get back to being a physical team in this game and have that carry it to a win.
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