Bruins vs Penguins Odds, Strains, and Picks on April twenty fifth
Boston Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron and Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby through the third interval of an NHL hockey sport Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photograph/Winslow Townson)
- Each the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins are listed at odds of -108 coming into their sport Sunday April twenty fifth at PPG Paints Enviornment
- Robert Duff gained each of his Friday picks, leaving his NHL file at 26-19 (+4.23 items gained)
- The Bruins ended a seven-game dropping skid at Pittsburgh win a 2-1 win of their final go to there
The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh are true homers with regards to video games in opposition to one another.
Boston has misplaced seven of its final eight visits to Pittsburgh. The Penguins are 1-11 the final 12 instances they’ve traveled to Boston.
In truth, each groups gained on the different’s rink this season to finish prolonged dropping skids. Pittsburgh had dropped 10 in a row at Boston, whereas the Bruins halted a seven-game skid at Pittsburgh.
Because the Bruins go to the Penguins on Sunday, regardless of Pittsburgh’s success at residence in opposition to Boston, oddsmakers are splitting Sunday’s sport proper down the center. Every group is being listed at odds of -108 within the betting line.
Bruins vs Penguins Odds
|Participant||Moneyline||Unfold at DraftKings||Whole|
|Boston Bruins||-108||+1.5 (-295)||O 5.5 (-124)|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||-108||-1.5 (+235)||U 5.5 (+102)|
Odds as of April twenty fourth
The puck is slated to drop at 3pm ET on Sunday at PPG Paints Enviornment. NBC is carrying the printed.
Bruins Coming Off Stinker
Boston’s six-game successful streak got here to a crashing halt on Friday. The Bruins fell behind 5-1 and misplaced 6-4 to the Buffalo Sabres, ranked thirty first general within the 31-team NHL.
Boston had allowed simply seven objectives throughout its six wins in a row. Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron (lower-body damage) didn’t play within the loss. It’s the primary sport he’s missed all season.
Each Bergeron and defenseman Jared Tinordi (head) are listed as questionable for Sunday’s sport.
All three gamers acquired by Boston on the NHL commerce deadline are taking part in stellar roles since arriving. Taylor Corridor has posted 3-3-6 numbers in seven video games. Mike Reilly is offering a steadying presence to the blueline and has 4 assists. Curtis Lazar is injecting some life into the Bruins’ fourth line with 1-1-2 totals.
Penguins Taking Flight
Pittsburgh has gained three in a row, 4 of the final 5 and 7 of the previous 9 video games. This would be the fourth sport of a five-game homestand. The Penguins have factors in 9 straight residence video games (7-1-1) since dropping 2-1 to Boston on March sixteenth.
The protection is occurring the offense for the Penguins. Kris Letang has 17 factors (2-15-17) over the previous 16 video games. Cody Ceci (2-Sep 11, 14 video games), Mike Matheson (3-8-11, 11 video games) and Brian Dumoulin (3-5-8, 11 video games) are additionally carrying scorching palms from the again finish. Pittsburgh has garnered an NHL-best 45 factors from defensemen through the month of April.
Pittsburgh is averaging a league-leading 4.25 objectives per sport in April . Left wing Jake Guentzel (6-11-17) and captain Sidney Crosby (6-10-16) are pacing the Penguins assault this month.
Coach Sullivan on Evgeni Malkin: “The truth that he’s practising suggests he’s that a lot nearer to a return to the lineup, and our guys are enthusiastic about that. … Everyone seems to be properly conscious of how vital he’s to the group and the influence he can have on a sport.”
— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) April 23, 2021
The Penguins are nonetheless with out heart Evgeni Malkin (lower-body damage), left wing Brandon Tanev (upper-body damage) and heart Fredrick Gaudreau (lower-body damage). All three have resumed skating.
Malkin has been out for the previous 19 video games, whereas Tanev has missed 10 video games and Gaudreau six. Nevertheless, proper wing Kasperi Kapanen has performed the previous two video games after lacking 13 with a foot damage.
The Bruins have gained 4 of six video games from the Penguins this season. The Penguins are 4-1 straight up of their previous 5 video games, however simply 2-4 in opposition to the unfold over their final six video games.
Sunday’s contest will full Pittsburgh’s eighth set of back-to-backs this season. Thus far, the Pens are 3-3-1 within the second sport of back-to-backs.
A take a look at the play from final evening the place Patrice Bergeron might need been injured. pic.twitter.com/2MRxJXNCYh
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) April 23, 2021
With out Bergeron, his linemates Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak had been pointless and a mixed minus-four within the loss to the Sabres.
Choose: Pittsburgh Penguins (-108), 1 unit
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An trade veteran, Bob actually taught the course on the historical past of sports activities at Elder School. He has labored as a Sports activities Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a visitor on a number of radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For Worldwide Hockey Analysis in Ontario, and written 25 books.