NHL Picks Senators vs. Bruins

Ross Benjamin

Friday, December 27, 2013 2:12 PM GMT

The Bruins host the Senators on Friday at the TD Garden in Boston with the opening puck drop scheduled for 7:05 PM ET. Let's see where the value lies as we take a look at the NHL odds.

According to NHL betting odds the Bruins are a -190 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. The road team has won 15 of the last 22 meetings between these two clubs.

Boston is currently first in the Atlantic Division 3-points ahead of 2nd place Tampa Bay. The Bruins are 2nd overall in the Eastern Conference 3-points behind Pittsburgh, and they have 2-games in hand on the Penguins. Ottawa is 6th in the Atlantic Division, and tied for 10th overall in the Eastern Conference.

Senators off a Momentum Builder

Ottawa is coming off what was arguably their best performance of the season in a 5-0 shutout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins this past Monday. Craig Anderson displayed the form he showed a season ago, stopping all 27 Pittsburgh shots on goal to record his 2nd shutout of the season. Defensemen Eril Karlsson led the way with a goal and two assists in the win. Karlsson has been one of the lone bright spots for the Senators this season. The 23-year old has recorded 37-points in the first 37-games this season. This will be the first of a 3-game in 4-night sequence for the Senators. They will host the Bruins tomorrow and the Washington Capitals on Monday.

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There’s no Slowing down the Bruins

After stubbing their toe in a 4-2 loss at Buffalo, the Bruins have rebounded with two convincing wins. They revenged the loss versus the Sabres just two nights later in a 4-1 win, and then in their last game trounced the Nashville Predators on the road 6-2. Boston has now won 17 of their last 23-games. Boston has gone under the total in just 1 of their last 6-games. The Bruins are 15-5 versus the money line at TD Garden this season, and have just lost 3 of those 20-games during regulation time.

NHL Totals Betting System

Any home team with a total of 5.0 or less who’s converting on better than 17.5% of their power play opportunities, and they’ve had 30 or more shots on goal in each of their last 5-games, has seen 36 of those 52-games (69.2%) go under the total since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season. Based on the history of this situation, we'll take the Under for our NHL pick in this match-up.

Free Pick: Ottawa/Boston to go under the total of 5.0

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