Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins Online Hockey Betting Odds
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2018 online hockey betting season continues this Friday night to help you stuff your face with turkey once again. One of the more intriguing pairings of tonight’s lineup has to be the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins matchup. The Guins are off to a terrible start and will surely be vying to right the season this evening. The Bruins on the other hand, have hit their fair share of hiccups but all things considered, are faring alright. So what kind of turnout can we expect out of tonight’s matchup? Let’s check on the NHL sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins – Friday, November 23rd
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Online Hockey Betting Odds:
The Penguins slide into this evening’s matchup sporting an 8-8-4 that ranks them 6th in the Metropolitan Division. With a 20-point tally on the season, the Penguins find themselves 6 points behind the division leading Columbus Blue Jackets. While that figure isn’t that overbearing, the way Pittsburgh has been playing this season, it’s certainly going to be tough for them to bridge that gap. After all, the Guins are 2-9 in their last 11 matchups. The biggest setback the Penguins are suffering from this season has to be their defense. Right now Pittsburgh ranks 24th in goals allowed. And although they rank 5th in scoring, they’re still not scoring enough to make up for that problematic defense. But considering that they’re going up against the NHL’s 22nd worst scoring offense this evening, well Pittsburgh might just have a shot at picking up a road win here.
Players to Watch: Evgeni Malkin (8 G, 20 A, 28 PTS.), Phil Kessel (10 G, 15 A, 25 PTS.), and Sidney Crosby (9 G, 13 A, 22 PTS.).
The Bruins slide into this Friday night pairing sporting an 11-6-4 record that nets them 26 points on the season. That 26 point tally ranks them 4th in a very tight Atlantic Division. Right now the division is heralded by the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are sitting on 31 points this season. Clearly Boston is right in the mix of things, but will have to get through three very tough teams who are all sitting on 30 or more points this season. As for tonight’s matchup, it’s clear that Boston will have to deter Pittsburgh’s high powered offense if they are to have a shot of making a home stand. Fortunately for Boston, they just happen to rank No. 2 in the league in points allowed. That, coupled with their home court advantage, should be more than enough to give them an edge of the struggling Penguins this evening.
Players to Watch: Patrice Bergeron (9 G, 17 A, 26 PTS.), David Pastrnak (17 G, 8 A, 25 PTS.), and Brad Marchand (6 G, 15 A, 21 PTS.).
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins Betting Predictions
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins matchup? All in all, taking the Bruins at home seems like the better pick here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-2 Boston.