Penguins vs. Bruins Prediction
The Boston Bruins are off to a roaring start this season and will look to continue their winning ways tonight when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins. Is a bet on favored Boston the right way to go in this spot?
Monday, November 4, 2019
TD Garden at 7:05PM ET
TV: NHL Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Bruins are a -165 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Penguins are a +145 underdog, while the total sits at 6.5 goals. As of Monday morning, 65 percent of public bets are being placed on host Boston. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Penguins lose in OT
Pittsburgh fell by a 2-1 score in overtime Saturday at home against Edmonton to drop to 8-5-1 on the season. The Penguins trailed 2-1 through two periods before Brian Dumoulin tied it with 6:46 remaining in the third period on a shorthanded goal assisted by Bryan Rust. The score remained that way until the Oilers scored the game-winner 2:37 into the extra session. Matt Murray secured 26 saves on 28 shots in the losing effort.
Bruins win fifth straight
Boston hammered Ottawa at home Saturday night by a score of 5-2 for its fifth consecutive win to improve to 10-1-2 on the season. David Pastrnak put the Bruins on the board 1:17 into the game on the power play with an assist going to Torey Krug. The Senators evened it up at 1-1 through one period, but Boston retook the lead 1:51 into the second period as Patrice Bergeron scored with assists going to Pastrnak and Brad Marchand. Ottawa again tied it up at 2-2 through two periods, yet again the Bruins answered with 14:17 remaining in the third period as Danton Heinen scored an unassisted goal. Marchand scored on the power play just over a minute later to put Boston up 4-2 with assists courtesy of Pastrnak and Bergeron. Jake DeBrusk completed the scoring with 3:10 remaining off an assist from Heinen. Tuukka Rask picked up the win as he stopped 30 of 32 shots sent his way.
NHL Betting Trends
The Penguins are 4-0 in their last four Monday games. Pittsburgh is 8-0 in its last eight games on one day of rest.
The Bruins are 11-2 in their last 13 games versus the Eastern Conference. Boston is 19-7 in its last 26 games versus the Metropolitan Division.
Boston has been cruising and I'm going to be really careful when to pick against it, especially on home ice. I see the Bruins being up for this game against a Penguins team that has some potent players offensively and has been pretty good on the back end most nights. Look for the Boston top line of Pastrnak-Bergeron-Marchand to be heavily involved again in a win for the hosts.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON BRUINS -165