Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks - 10/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Anaheim Ducks (4-1) at Boston Bruins (4-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, October 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -185 / Anaheim Ducks +165 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins meet Monday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Anaheim Ducks look to keep the puck rolling while building on their 4-1 start to the NHL season. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with two goals, Hampus Lindholm has four assists and Rickard Rakell has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 1.3 goals per game and are killing 92.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up five goals on 129 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up one goal on 27 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or less goals in all five games this season.
The Boston Bruins also look to build on a strong 4-1 start to the season with a victory here. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with four goals, David Pastrnak has four assists and Jake DeBrusk has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 1.6 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up four goals on 94 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed three goals on 70 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in four of their first five games.
The Ducks are 10-2 in their last 12 games following a win, 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog and 22-8 in their last 30 overall. The Bruins are 23-8 in their last 31 vs. Western Conference, 26-10 in their last 36 games playing on 1 days rest and 39-18 in their last 57 overall. The under is 10-1 in Ducks last 11 overall. The under is 4-0 in Bruins last 4 home games. The Ducks are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks are probably the hottest team in hockey if you take their current start and add it to the way they finished last season. The Ducks have also won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Boston Bruins, and that includes winning four of their last five trips at the TD Garden. The Boston Bruins are a tough team to play at home and I usually favor the home team in early starts where it can be hard sometimes to get up in these time slots. It's even harder for a team on west coast time. However, there's a lot of value here with the home dog given the history.