Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction 4/13/2024

The Boston Bruins (46-18-15) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins (37-30-12) on Saturday, April 13th. This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and televised on ABC. The Penguins 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 8:00 ET.

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The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Bruins are 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Atlantic Division with a record of 46-18-15. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games when favored.

On the road this year, the Bruins have gone 22-8-9, and they have won three straight games away from home. When favored, Boston has gone 37-16-11 this season.

On the season, the Bruins have a puck line record of 38-41 and have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last 10 games. In their 64 games as the favorite, Boston has gone 25-39 against the puck line, and they have gone 30-13 in games that they have won by multiple goals.

In their last three games, the Bruins have gone just 1-2 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the year is +.6 goals per game. As the favorite, Boston’s scoring margin is at +.6 goals per contest, and they have gone 19-20 against the puck line on the road this year.

After suffering a 4-1 loss at home to the Hurricanes, the Bruins are looking to bounce back today. The Bruins couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Hurricanes, but they did score one time in the second period. Boston’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 23 shots on goal in total.

Coming in as the underdog, Boston not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 5.5.

The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Coming Off A Win

When playing at home this season, the Penguins have gone 22-13-4, and they are currently on a five-game winning streak at home. In the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh is in 8th place and 4th in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, the Penguins have a record of 37-30-12, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

As the underdog, the Penguins have gone 13-15-5 this season, and they have been the underdog in 33 of their 79 games. Over their last ten games, Pittsburgh has gone 7-3, and they have won four of their last five games. For the season, the Penguins have been favored in 46 of their games, and they have gone 24-15-7 as the favorite.

As the underdog, Pittsburgh has a puck line record of 20-13. So far this season, the Penguins have 25 wins by multiple goals and 21 losses by multiple goals. Their average scoring margin for the year is +.1 goals per game.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 38-41, including going 7-3 in their last ten games. In their last five home games, Pittsburgh has a puck line record of 3-2 and their average scoring margin at home is +.3 goals per game.

In their most recent game, the Penguins hosted the Red Wings and secured a 6-5 victory. Against the Red Wings, the Penguins’ offense netted goals in all three periods. For the game, the Pittsburgh offense took 27 shots on goal and scored one time while short handed.

Despite the straight-up win, Pittsburgh did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

Boston Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Bruins come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. This year, the Bruins have recorded a 18-2 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 26-15 record.

The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 36-42-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 42 games failing to surpass the 5.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.

Penguins Offense Breakdown

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The Penguins come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 19th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 8th in the league. This season, the Penguins are 20-18 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-11 record.

The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 34-40-5. Over the season, there have been 44 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.1 goals per game.

Boston Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Bruins head into the game ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.6 shots per game against Boston. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 5 shutouts.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Defensively, the Penguins are currently 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Pittsburgh. They also are 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Bruins vs Penguins Trends

  • In their last five road games, Boston has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last three home games, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 3-0 while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Penguins have an puck line record of 5-0 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
  • Against the spread, the Bruins have put together of 1-4 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.

Bruins vs Penguins Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Bruins to secure a victory over the Penguins on the road. With the moneyline currently set at -132, I’m locking in my bet on the Bruins straight-up.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Penguins to cover. Even if the Bruins secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Penguins should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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