Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins - 1/26/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Boston Bruins (3-1-1) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (4-2)
Game Info: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -135 / Pittsburgh Penguins +115 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins meet in NHL action from the TD Garden on Tuesday night.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to build off of a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in their last matchup. Sidney Crosby leads the Pens in scoring with 7 points coming on 3 goals and 4 assists while Bryan Rust & Jake Guentzel each have 2 goals and 3 assists for their 5 points this season. Jared McCann and Teddy Blueger each have 2 goals and 2 assists for their 4 points while Kris Letang, Mark Jankowski and Brandon Tanev each have 3 points with Tanev logging 2 goals and Jankowski posting 2 assists while Letang has 3 assists on the year. Tristan Jarry’s posted a 2-2 record with a 4.28 GAA in four appearances while Casey DeSmith has a 2.76 GAA and a 2-0 record for Pittsburgh in goal this season.
The Boston Bruins will look to build off of a 6-1 rout of the Philadelphia Flyers in their last game. Brad Marchand leads the Bruins in scoring with 7 points coming on 3 goals with 4 assists while Patrice Bergeron has 6 points with 3 goals and 3 helpers. Nick Ritchie has 5 points coming on 2 goals and 3 assists and David Krejci has 4 points with 4 assists and Charlie Coyle and Craig Smith each have 3 points with Coyle posting a pair of goals and Smith logging a pair of assists. Tuukka Rask has posted a 2-1 record with a 2.23 GAA so far this year while Jaroslav Halak has a 1.44 GAA and a 1-1 record on the year.
Pittsburgh is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games. Boston is 36-15 in their last 51 games following a win and 39-15 in their last 54 Tuesday games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.
I have gone back and forth on this one as I think that Pittsburgh needs to find more secondary scoring that’s consistent and Boston needs to keep plugging away until David Pastrnak’s return to the lineup in the coming weeks. With that said, I think we see a tight, hard-nosed, physical battle between two teams that don’t like each other a whole lot and I think the goaltending rises to the occasion so I’ll back the under as my free pick for this game but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium pick that you can find here.