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Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins 01/16/2020 Picks, NHL Betting Odds and Predictions
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Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins 01/16/2020 – Sidney Crosby is back in harness, making Pittsburgh a more lethal squad in the NHL. The Penguins were able to hold the fort when their captain missed ice action for over two months. And now that the superstar is back, the league-wide red alert was immediately served.
The Boston Bruins will welcome the Penguins on Thursday night inside the TD Garden as they try to protect home ice against Crosby and the rest of his surging crew.
The sportsbooks are siding with the Bruins in this game, expecting the home team to bounce back from a previous loss on Tuesday.
Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins 01/16/2020
When: Thursday, January 16, 7:00 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins 01/16/2020 Betting Odds:
The team was held without a single goal in Tuesday’s 0-3 stunning loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. To make things worse, Boston Bruins could miss the services of top goalie Tuukka Rask after the netminder suffered an apparent injury that forced him to hit the concussion protocol.
Players to watch: David Pastrnak (GP 48, G 36, A 30, PTS 66), Brad Marchand (GP 48, G 20, A 43, PTS 63), Patrice Bergeron (GP 39, G 19, A 20, PTS 39).
Riding a current league-best four-game winning surge, the Penguins look to slip past the Bruins in this game. It was just like another day in the office for Crosby after he showed the same flashes of brilliance in his return on Tuesday, leading Pittsburgh to a 7-3 dominance over Minnesota. He went under the knife in November to treat his core muscle as he had missed 28 games in the process. The 32-year-old will try to pick up where he left off and continue running roughshod of the opposition when he faces the Bruins’ defense on Thursday.
Players to watch: Sidney Crosby (GP 18, G 6, A 15, PTS 21), Jake Guentzel (GP 39, G 20, A 23, PTS 43), Evgeni Malkin (GP 33, G 15, A 32, PTS 47)
Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions
Bruins are 8-1 in their last 9 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog.
Bruins vs Penguins Betting Picks
The Penguins are about to drop the upset axe on the Bruins. Back Pittsburgh on the NHL Vegas Odds money line market as the team will book their 13th victory away from home in an expected dog fight between two powerhouse ice hockey teams.
Score Prediction: Bruins 3, Penguins 4.