Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins - 4/25/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (31-14-3) vs Boston Bruins (27-13-6)
Game Info: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -110 / Boston Bruins -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Sunday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 25 goals, David Krejci has 24 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 43 goals on 493 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 42 goals on 461 shots.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 20 goals, Sidney Crosby has 35 assists and Bryan Rust has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 84 goals on 915 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 44 goals on 506 shots.
The Bruins are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Penguins are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 12-3-1 in Bruins last 16 overall. The over is 7-3 in Penguins last 10 overall. The Bruins are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Pittsburgh and 21-10 in the last 31 meetings. The home team is 23-6 in the last 29 meetings. The favorite is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings.
The Boston Bruins have had the upper hand over the Penguins over the years, which includes wins in four of the six meetings this season. However, the Pittsburgh Penguins have protected their home ice in past meetings and the home team has won 23 of the last 29 meetings between these clubs overall. With both teams playing well and the home team having an edge in early games, I'll give the edge to the Penguins at home.
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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -110
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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