The Boston Bruins (29-9-9) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (18-24-1) on Thursday, January 25th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on ESPN+. The Senators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bruins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hurricanes. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Bruins vs Senators
The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 47 games, the Bruins are in first place in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division with 67 points. On the road, Boston has a record of 13-5-6, and they have been favored in 41 of their 47 games this season.
Over their last five games, the Bruins have gone 4-1, and they have won two of their last three games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Boston has gone 17-11 this season.
On the road this season, the Bruins have gone 12-12 vs. the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 26-21 overall. So far, Boston has 22 wins by multiple goals and five losses by multiple goals. In their last ten road games, the Bruins have a puck line record of 4-6.
Overall, Boston has been favored in 41 games and has a puck line record of 20-21 as the favorite. In their last three games, the Bruins have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin this year is +.9 goals per game.
After suffering a 3-2 loss at home to the Hurricanes, the Bruins are looking to bounce back today. During the initial two periods, the Bruins had trouble scoring on offense, but they turned things around by notching two goals in the third period. In the game, Boston managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 28 shots on goal and committed 18 turnovers.
Boston went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into today’s game, the Ottawa Senators are in 15th place in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 18-24-1. In the Atlantic Division, they sit in 8th place.
Over their last ten games, Ottawa has gone 4-6 and they have won two games in a row. As the underdog, the Senators have gone 7-16-1 this season.
When playing at home this season, Ottawa has a puck line record of 11-13, and their average scoring margin at home is +.1 goals per game. So far, they have been the underdog in 24 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 11-13. In their last ten games at home, the Senators have a puck line record of 5-5.
So far, Ottawa has 14 wins by multiple goals and 19 losses by multiple goals. Their puck line record for the season is 19-24, and they have covered the puck line in each of their last four games. In their last five games, the Senators have a puck line record of 4-1.
Facing the Canadiens in their last game, the Senators won by a score of 4-1. Against the Canadiens, the Senators’ offense scored in all three periods. Throughout the game, the Ottawa offense managed to score one time while short-handed and took 28 shots on goal.
Ottawa came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 7, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
Boston Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 6th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Bruins offense is 6th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 19th in the NHL.
The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 24-23-0. For the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Senators Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Senators come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 14th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. This year, the Senators have recorded a 12-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-10 record.
The Senators’ over/under record this season is 24-16-3. For the season, they have had 27 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging7 goals per game.
Boston Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Bruins head into the game ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.2 shots per game against Boston. So far, they are 8th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.
Ottawa Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Senators head into the game ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.6 shots per game against Ottawa. So far, they are 26th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Bruins vs Senators Trends
- Through their last three road games, Boston has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Ottawa has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Senators have a straight up record of 1-4 and an puck line mark of 2-3.
- As the betting favorite, the Bruins have an puck line record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Senators to come out with a win against the Bruins while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +114, I’m placing my bet on the Senators to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Senators winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Senators straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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