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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins 01/19/2020 Previews, Predictions and Picks

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins 01-19-2020 Previews Predictions and Picks

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins 01/19/2020 – A quick rematch on swapped places within the week ensues on Sunday afternoon as Pittsburgh looks to exact revenge against Boston when the Penguins host the Bruins inside the PPG Paints Arena. Just two nights ago, the Penguins visited Boston only to have their four-game winning run snapped by the Bruins, 1-4. They seek to settle the score as the NHL odds shift onto their side back at home.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins 01/19/2020

When: Sunday, January 19, 12:30 PM ET

Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: NBC

Stream: SofaScore

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins 01/19/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 (+195) 6 o (-104) -125
Boston Bruins +1.5 (-235) 6 u (-108) +105
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Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins will try to hang tough amidst a tight schedule as they are scheduled to play their third game in four nights that include Thursday’s loss to the Bruins at home. Although the stretch has caused them to be rather winded, the Pittsburgh Penguins are taking it more as a favor than a fiasco. Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby could use the non-stop ice action to help him quickly regain his form from a long injury break. He will be playing his fourth game since his return and has already scored in each of the last three games where he collected a total of six points.

Players to watch: Sidney Crosby (GP 20, G 8, A 15, PTS 23), Jake Guentzel (GP 39, G 20, A 23, PTS 43), Evgeni Malkin (GP 35, G 15, A 34, PTS 49)

Boston Bruins

In contrast to the Penguins, the Bruins are well-rested entering the match after having three nights off. They will try to affix their supremacy over the Penguins by completing a three-game sweep of their season series. Boston still leads the way in the Atlantic Division with a close gap over an in-pursuit Tampa Bay. 

Players to watch: David Pastrnak (GP 49, G 36, A 32, PTS 68), Brad Marchand (GP 49, G 21, A 43, PTS 64), Patrice Bergeron (GP 40, G 20, A 20, PTS 40).

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins Betting Predictions

Trends

Penguins

Penguins are 8-0 in their last 8 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Pittsburgh is 8-1 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest.
Penguins are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 vs. Eastern Conference.
Under is 4-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 4 vs. Atlantic.
Over is 5-1 in Penguins last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.

Bruins

Bruins are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
Boston is 6-1 in their last 7 Sunday games.
Bruins are 37-14 in their last 51 games playing on 2 days rest.
Over is 4-0-1 in Bruins last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Under is 10-2-1 in Boston’s last 13 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Under is 8-2-1 in Bruins last 11 vs. Metropolitan.

Penguins vs Bruins Betting Picks

The Penguins will stave off a sweep from happening. Agree on the odds for this game and back Pittsburgh in the moneyline market. But while the Penguins are faves, the Bruins are still expected to put the crowd at the edge of their seats. Brace yourselves for a slugfest as Boston will not go home without putting a fight.

Score Prediction: Penguins 4, Bruins 3.