Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/16/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (18-9-1) vs Boston Bruins (14-8-4)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -110 / Boston Bruins -104 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.
The Boston Bruins need a win after losing four of their last five 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 six-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 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 0 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 aren't going to stay in this funk forever, but they're a tough sell with an offense that's been ice cold over the last week and they didn't look great last night. The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing their best hockey of the season with six straight wins and they've always won at a high clip on their home ice. The Bruins have still won two of the three meetings this season against the Penguins, but I'm backing the home team and the cheap price here.
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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -110
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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