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Betting on Upsets: Go with Crosby, Penguins vs Boston in NHL Picks

Pittsburgh has picked the perfect time to get hot going 7-0-2 over the last nine games. That streak could be at risk when the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins come to town on April 13. The NHL latest lines list the Bruins as the favorite for the fifth time in their last seven games in Pittsburgh.

Boston has won four of its last five games against the Penguins with four decided by one goal. One of the last five matchups between the Bruins and the Penguins finished under the total.

Betting on Upsets: Go with Crosby, Penguins vs Boston in NHL Picks
Betting on Upsets: Go with Crosby, Penguins vs Boston in NHL Picks

The NHL betting lines list the Bruins at +185 to cover the puck line as a 1½-goal favorite with the Penguins at -225 as a 1½-goal underdog.

When looking at Stanley Cup odds, Boston is at +1000. Pittsburgh is well back at +8000.


Bruins vs Penguins Game Information

  • Game: Bruins (46-18-15) vs Penguins (37-30-12)
  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m. ET
  • Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bruins vs Penguins Live Stream: NHL.com


Boston is 16-7-6 as the road favorite with the Bruins covered in 10 of those games. The Penguins are 5-3-1 as the home underdog with Pittsburgh covering in six of those games.

Boston is priced at -125 to win the game outright while the Penguins are +105 in our sportsbook odds.

The Bruins and the Penguins meet on Saturday, April 13, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. You can watch the game on ABC or ESPN+ at 8 pm ET.


Bruins vs Penguins Odds and Spreads



  • Boston is 37-26-11 this season as a favorite.
  • Five of the last seven games that Boston played in Pittsburgh went under the total.
  • Pittsburgh has covered in just 18 of 39 home games.
  • Boston has seen 21 of its 39 road games going under the Las Vegas odds total.
  • The total has gone under in each of Boston’s last six games.
  • Seven of the Bruins’ last eight games on the road went under the total.
  • The total went over in five of Pittsburgh’s last seven games.
  • Four of the Penguins’ last six games in April went over the total.


Bruins vs Penguins ATS Pick: Penguins +1½ (-225)

Pittsburgh has won its last five home games and is 4-1 in the last five games against Eastern Conference teams. However, Boston has won 10 of its last 14 games against Eastern Conference teams and is 4-1 in its last five games overall.

Boston is looking to remain in first place in the Atlantic Division with Pittsburgh trying to hold onto the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference so this game could have a playoff feel to it. The Penguins need these two points more than the Bruins and that could be the difference when looking at the NHL odds tonight.

Winger Pat Maroon is expected to debut with the Bruins. Defenseman Derek Forbort and forward Justin Brazeau are out for Boston.

Defenseman John Ludvig is questionable for Pittsburgh while forward Noel Acciari and defenseman Ryan Graves are out.



Bruins vs Penguins Over/Under Pick: Under 6 (-113)

Five goals or less have been scored in each of the last six games played by the Bruins while the Penguins have scored at least five goals in four of its last six games and that makes tough pick in the NHL over/under predictions. Look for the Bruins to get the pace to their liking in what could be a low-scoring affair.



Bruins vs Penguins Prop Pick: Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby 1+ Goals (+140)

Crosby tends to play the best when the lights are brightest and with his team fighting for a playoff spot in a nationally televised game, Crosby is a solid option once again when making your player prop bets.



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Bruins vs Penguins Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Boston Bruins 2



Questions of the Day

Which team has a better ATS record, the Bruins or the Penguins?

The Bruins and the Penguins are both 38-41 against the spread this season.

What is a good player prop option for the Boston Bruins on April 13?

David Pastrnak looks to avoid going three games without a goal for the first time since Feb. 6-10 and he could be a solid pick at -134 to score a goal.

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