The Boston Bruins raised eyebrows around the league when they decided to fire longtime head coach Claude Julien and replace him with Bruce Cassidy, but the B’s have been on cruise control since the move by winning four straight games. The Bruins will look to make it five in a row when they continue their four-game road trip against the Anaheim Ducks tonight.
– Shark Bites
- The Ducks are 1-6 SU in their last seven games against teams with winning records.
- The total has gone OVER in eight of the Bruins’ last 10 games.
- The Bruins are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games on the road against teams with winning records.
The Bruins reversed the dreaded bye week blues on Sunday by topping the Pacific Division-leading San Jose Sharks in a 2-1 overtime victory, becoming only the fourth NHL team out of 20 to earn a win coming out of the bye.
Anaheim is trending in the opposite direction right now, as the Ducks have gone 3-5-1 in February in the wake of a 3-2 setback to lowly Arizona on Monday. The good news for Ducks fans and bettors alike is their recent dominance over Boston. Anaheim has won six straight games over the Killer B’s, including a 4-3 triumph at TD Garden on December 15.
The Ducks’ offense has gone ice-cold lately, and there’s only so much their goaltenders can do to counteract the lack of scoring punch. Anaheim has been limited to two goals or less seven times in its previous nine affairs and has scored just five times in the past four contests.
When the Ducks play in California, UNDER bettors are profiting at a rapid rate. Nine of Anaheim’s last 11 at Honda Center have gone below the closing total.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Anaheim Ducks as -110 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.2-2.2 victory for the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Boston Bruins vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
31-20-10 Anaheim battles the Bruins, currently with a 30-23-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-28-15 for the Ducks and 28-26-5 for the Bruins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Boston injuries news.
This game puts the Anaheim Ducks, most recently No. 19 in the Odds – Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Boston Bruins, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 22-ranked offense (2.56 goals per game) against a Boston Bruins defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.64 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 19.37% rate while the Bruins have a 86.32% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Boston, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at +100 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Ducks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Boston is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
- Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games
- Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Anaheim is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Anaheim is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Anaheim’s last 22 games
- Anaheim is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at Los Angeles, Thursday, February 23rd
Anaheim at Los Angeles, Saturday, February 25th