The OVER has only paid off twice in the last 10 games between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins for totals bettors as those Eastern Conference clubs meet for the second time this season on Wednesday.
The Penguins edged the Bruins 3-2 in an UNDER result for totals bettors in the first meeting of the season between the two teams on November 24. Boston, however, has picked up the victory in six of its last eight games against Pittsburgh dating back to the 2013 postseason.
Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had the Pittsburgh Penguins as -165 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.
Computer Prediction: Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Pick
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.6-2.2 victory for the Penguins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Boston Bruins have seen them go 19-15-6 so far this season, while the Penguins are at 24-10-5. In totals betting, the Pittsburgh Penguins are 16-22-1, while the Bruins are 16-16-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Boston injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, it’s the No. 28-ranked Pittsburgh Penguins and the No. 17-rated Boston Bruins in this matchup.
How Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Stats Matchup
The game also pits Pittsburgh’s No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3.03 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 22.05% while the Bruins defense kills off 79.84% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Boston was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at +136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Canadiens at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +137 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Odds Trends
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston
Next Betting Matchups
Boston home to New Jersey, Thursday, January 8th
Pittsburgh at Montreal, Saturday, January 10th