Against the rest of the NHL, the Bruins and Penguins are the ultimate name brands. Boston and Pittsburgh are synonymous with Stanley Cups and superstar talent. This year is no different. To illuminate the B’s and Pens are two of the top NHL betting choices in the Eastern Conference. Both teams are well balanced and play the full 200-foot game needed for a championship run. Most important of all is that gamblers trust each franchise almost every time they take the ice. NBC opens its schedule of Sunday matinees with these two marquee teams from the Steel City.
Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
|Date and Time:||Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Bruins vs. Penguins TV Coverage:||NBC|
|Bruins vs. Penguins NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Overview
Pittsburgh has an offshore betting record of 29-12-5-0 with 23-23 on totals. Overall the Penguins rank ninth for goals scored, 20th for the power play, seventh for goals against the 13th for the penalty kill. Pittsburgh has won four of its last five games.
By contrast, the Bruins are 27-9-5-7 with 21-24-3 under the total. Boston has NHL metrics of the seventh for goal scoring, second for the power play, second for goals against the fourth for the penalty kill. Late on the Bruins have won three of their last five games. Just one of their last five has gone under the total.
Key Bruins: RW David Pastrnak (36 G, 30 A, 66 PTS, +15, 16 PPG, 11 PPA, 19.4 SPCT), LW Brad Marchand (20 G, 43 A, 63 PTS, +19, 4 PPG, 17 PPA, 16.1 SPCT), D Torey Krug (5 G, 26 A, 31 PTS, 1 PPG, 18 PPA, 6.2 SPCT),
G Tuukka Rask (17-4-6, 2.27 GAA, 2 SO, .925 SVPCT)
Key Penguins: C Evgeni Malkin (G 13 G, 31 A, 44 PTS, +13, 2 PPG, 10 PPA, 11.8 SPCT), RW Bryan Rust (18 G, 20 A, 38 PTS, +17, 4 PPG, 5 PPA, 1 SHG, 1 SHA, 18.8 SPCT), D Kris Letang (10 G, 18 A, 28 PTS, 3 PPG, 5 PPA, 9.3 SPCT), G Matt Murray (13-6-4, 2.91 GAA, .896 SVPCT, 1 SO), G Tristan Jarry (15-6-1 2.08 GAA, .932 SVPCT, 3 SO)
Boston and Pittsburgh Against the Spread
The Bruins are:
- 7-4 against the spread in their last 11 away games
- 2-5-1 under the total on the road
- 5-9 on the board in their last 14 games at Pittsburgh
- 5-2-1 over the total in away games against the Penguins
The Penguins are:
- 12-8 against the spread in their last 20 games at PPG Paints Arena
- 6-3-1 over the total on home ice
- 6-12 on the board in their last 18 games against the Bruins
- 10-2 over the total head to head with the Bruins
Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Betting Pick
In this situation, we have two teams that play well on both ends of the ice. Boston will bring the superior NHL betting value as the away team that is at least even if not better than the Pens. Also, their special teams are a matchup advantage. Additionally, the Bruins get the money in this series vs. Pittsburgh.
Bruins vs. Penguins NHL Betting Pick: Boston Bruins
Bruins vs. Penguins NHL Betting Score Prediction: Bruins 3, Penguins 2