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Boston Bruins Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Tips & Predictions (NHL 2022/23 Winter Classic, January 2)

Boston Bruins Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Tips and Predictions (NHL 2022/23)

The Boston Bruins, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, will be playing at home against the out-of-form Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins have lost four of their last five games; they are also on a four-game losing streak, including two overtime games. The winter classic didn’t come at the right time for the Penguins, but they will give it all they have to win it, as expected from both teams.

2022/23 NHL Bruins vs Penguins Key Info

The Boston Bruins have been one of the best teams in the NHL this season. The Bruins have a 28-4-4 record, which is the best in the Eastern Conference. Boston is coming off a loss to the Sabres (3-4 in overtime) on New Year’s Eve on Saturday. Pastrnak, the top scorer for the Bruins with 25 goals and 25 assists, opened the scoring in this game, and the Bruins had the lead until the last two minutes before the Sabres equalized and eventually won in overtime. The Bruins are the most balanced team, with the 2nd offensive and 1st defensive ratings in the league.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are also coming off a loss, and it was against the New Jersey Devils (2-4) on Friday. Pittsburgh has been up and down throughout this season, but their best days were earlier, and now they are struggling with four straight losses, three of which were at home. The Penguins have scored only 13 goals in their last five games and conceded 20 in that span. Pittsburgh has the 8th-best offensive and 15th-best defensive ratings so far this season.

Tournament: NHL Season 2022/23, Game No.37, Winter Classic
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, USA
Date: 2 P.M. ET on Monday, 2 January 2023

Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins (Winter Classic 2023) Preview and Stats

Bruins vs Penguins Odds

The Boston Bruins are favorites at home in this game, according to the NHL odds. The odds for the Bruins vs. Penguins 2022 game include the Bruins’ victory at 1.96 (24/25), the draw at 4.4 (17/5), and the Penguins’ win at 3.1 (21/10). The line, including overtime, is 1.58 (29/50) for Boston, while the Penguins’ win is 2.34 (67/50). The over/under is six goals 1.91 (10/11).

Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins: H2H

The last ten games have been split between both teams in this matchup, with five wins each. The last 12 games in this winter classic have been a zigzag in terms of winning between the Bruins and Penguins. The over/under is 3-7 in favor of unders; the Bruins are averaging 2.4 goals, while the Penguins are averaging three goals in those ten games. Games between Pittsburgh and Boston are often tight and come down to the last minute.

  • Penguins 5-6 Bruins (1 November 2022)
  • Penguins 4-0 Bruins (21 April 2022)
  • Bruins 2-1 Penguins (16 April 2022)
  • Bruins 2-4 Penguins (8 February 2022)
  • Penguins 1-3 Bruins (27 April 2021)

Last Five Games

Boston Bruins: LWLWW

Pittsburgh Penguins: LLLLW

Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Predictions

Game Total – Under 6 @ 1.91 (10/11)

Both teams have been great for Hockey betting when playing each other, especially for the totals. The game has gone under the total in nine of the last 12 games between the Bruins and Penguins. The game has gone under the total in 4 of Boston’s last six games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division, while it has gone under the total in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last nine games overall.

Bruins to Win (in Regulation) @ 1.96 (24/25)

The Bruins are in much better form, winning six of their last nine games compared to Pittsburgh’s four losses in the last five games. The Bruins have scored 15 goals and conceded 13 in the last five games, while the Penguins have scored 13 goals and allowed 20 in five games. The Boston Bruins are always good at home, and they are 17-3 straight up in their last 20 home games.

Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins News

The Bruins don’t have any new injuries. Tomas Nosek, the center, is their only player on the injury report, and he’s questionable for this game.

On the other hand, the Pens have Kris Letang and Chad Ruhwedel listed as questionable for this game, while Jeff Petry is still out, all on the defensive end. The right-wing, Josh Archibald, is also out for this game.

  • Game Total – Under 6 @ 1.91 (10/11)
  • Boston Bruins to Win in Regulation @ 1.96 (24/25)

This is a classic game in the NHL that should be fun to watch, even if you are not a fan of either team. The game total is likely to be under, and the Bruins victory over the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins are our bets in this game. Make sure you use our Bruins vs. Penguins 2022 predictions and betting expert picks carefully and on a legal US online sportsbook so you can enjoy your wins.

Tim E
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