Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 11/4/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (8-5-1) at Boston Bruins (10-1-2)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -167 / Pittsburgh Penguins +151 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins meet Monday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Pittsburgh Penguins could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with seven goals, Sidney Crosby has 12 assists and Kris Letang has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 24 goals on 314 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed six goals on 99 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last nine games.
The Boston Bruins look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 31 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 13 goals, Brad Marchand has 15 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing two goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 12 goals on 235 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 13 goals on 160 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed two or less goals in four of their last five games.
The Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games, 8-0 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win. The Bruins are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record, 64-27 in their last 91 home games and 45-20 in their last 65 overall. The over is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-1-2 in Bruins last 8 games following a win. The Penguins are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Boston.
The home team has won each of the last 10 meetings between the Penguins and Bruins, and it's Boston that enters this contest playing better hockey overall. Getting the Pittsburgh Penguins as an underdog is always tempting, but the Bruins have played some of the best hockey in the league over the last week and have a defense that's been getting after it nightly. I'll eat the somewhat reasonable price with the Bruins on their home ice.