Boston Bruins Travel to Chicago to Face the Blackhawks
The Boston Bruins will be traveling a little bit to their west as they are inside of the United Center on Tuesday night to take on the Chicago Blackhawks in a non-conference game.
This is going to be the second and final game against one another this season; the Bruins picked up a 4-3 home win back on Thursday. The Bruins are currently fourth in the Atlantic Division (35-18-5, 75 points), while the Blackhawks are seventh in the Central Division (21-30-8, 50 points) this season.
The Bruins are trying to step up and get home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, and they will be closer to their goal if they win here. Let’s take a deeper dive into Boston and Chicago to figure out on who we should be placing bets on.
Game Preview: Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks March 15
Boston is averaging 3.02 goals on 35.1 shot attempts this season, while Chicago is scoring 2.58 goals on 28.8 shots so far as a team.
Right winger David Pastrnak has been leading the Bruins; he is seventh in the NHL in goals as he has 60 points (33 goals, 27 assists) with seven points scored in his last five games.
Compare that to veteran right winger Patrick Kane, who is tied for seventh in the sport in assists and tied for 12th in the NHL in points with 65 points (19 goals, 46 assists). He scored seven points in the last two games.
Boston goaltender Linus Ullmark has been playing well as he is 17-9-2 with a 90.7 save percentage and 2.81 goals allowed per game this season. Chicago has goalie Marc-Andre Fleury who has been around the same numbers this season; he has an 18-20-4 record with 2.92 goals given up per game and a 90.8 save percentage.
As a team, the Bruins are giving up 2.69 goals on 29.1 shot attempts, while the Blackhawks are allowing 3.44 goals on 32.1 shots this season.
Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks Betting Prediction
Boston is the better team on both sides of the ice and should continue dominating. They are 18-8-3 on the road so far. There is a bit of a difference on the defensive side of the ice in their last four games as the Bruins are allowing three goals while the Blackhawks are giving up 4.3 goals in that stretch.
Boston is currently 22-36 on the puck line this season, while Chicago is 30-29 against the spread so far. We should be in for an exciting match. Go with the Boston Bruins to dominate on the road and cover the puck line.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.