Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/15/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (17-9-1) vs Boston Bruins (14-7-4)
Game Info: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -108 / Boston Bruins -102 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Monday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.
The Boston Bruins need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 25.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 12 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 14 assists and David Pastrnak has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 88.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 371 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 23 goals on 294 shots.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 10 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 15 assists and Bryan Rust has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 55 goals on 554 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 20 goals on 226 shots.
The Bruins are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Penguins are 156-71 in their last 227 home games and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The under is 6-0-1 in Bruins last 7 overall. The over is 4-1-2 in Penguins last 7 overall. The Bruins are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Boston Bruins have had their issues finding the back of the net during this losing stretch and now they go into a building where they can't win. In fact, the home team has won 21 of the last 26 meetings between the Penguins and Bruins. The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing some of their best hockey of the season right now and have won five of their last six contests against winning teams. I'll gladly take the cheap price with the Penguins at home.