Unquestionably, the Boston Bruins have been the best team in the NHL so far this season. Boston has won four straight games, leading the NHL in point percentage, goals-per-game and goal differential. So it’s interesting to see them as slight underdogs heading to Pittsburgh Tuesday night, according to the NHL betting odds. Pittsburgh’s lost four straight on the road, but is unbeaten (3-0-0) at home.
Let’s check the latest NHL odds, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Bruins vs Penguins. We’ve plenty of NHL betting odds for you to consider.
Pasta is “Hart Good”
David Pastrnak has been on a tear, to say the least. The 26-year-old should be the early Hart Trophy frontrunner (move over Connor McDavid) if he continues at this pace. With 17 points in nine games (second to McDavid’s 18), “Pasta” has Boston as a potent force on offense. This isn’t the retro Bruins, winning by grinding down opponents. This team can score in bunches.
Boston has scored four or more goals in all but two games. On the flip side, the team has not lost its defensive identity. Boston’s surrendered more than three goals just once this season. Linus Ullmark has established himself in net, making his Vezina Trophy case thus far.
Boston is also a force on special teams, too. It’s killed off 31 of 33 penalties. This team has come without Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy. Marchand (double hip surgery) missed the first seven games, while McAvoy recovers after shoulder surgery.
Penguins Wrecked on Road
The Pittsburgh Penguins opened the season with nine points in four games. Then, a four-game West Coast road trip, scoring just one goal in each of its last three. They lost four straight.
Mike Sullivan: “When you go through times like this, everybody feels it, because they care. We just got to make sure that we turn our discouragement into determination, and make sure that we can continue to work at finding the solution.”
— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) October 30, 2022
Sidney Crosby is pointless in his last three games. He will need to produce, as Pittsburgh is winless this season (0-4-0) when he doesn’t score.
As was mentioned, Pittsburgh is a much better team at home. A small sample size (three games), but the club averaged six goals a game (38½ percent efficiency on power play). Pittsburgh surrendered just five goals in these three games, which is fewer than what Edmonton tallied last Monday. It’s why Pittsburgh is the favorite when betting online.
Bruins vs Penguins Game Injuries
Bruins vs Penguins Head-to-Head
The Bruins and Penguins are dead even in their last 10 games. Pittsburgh has outscored Boston. 26-22. although Boston has outshot Pittsburgh, 342=265. The total has gone under in eight of these games.
Bruins vs Penguins Game Information
- Game: Bruins (8-1-0) vs Penguins (4-4-1)
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: PPG Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
- Bruins vs Penguins Live Stream: NHL.TV
Bruins vs Penguins Betting Lines
Bruins vs Penguins Prediction
The online sports betting odds have Boston as a tepid underdog. Say no more. While we expect Pittsburgh to be rejuvenated and put on its performance in over a week, Boston should be able to outwork and outscore the Pens.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are listed at -125 in our “Vegas NFL lines.” This means that if you wager $100 on the Penguins, you have a chance to win $80. The Boston Bruins are +105, offering a chance to win $105 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Penguins a 55.56% chance to win, with the Bruins at 48.78%.