Last Updated: 2019-02-12
The Chicago Blackhawks, fueled by Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, are set to take the ice against David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in an Original Six tilt. NBC Sports Network will showcase the game, and the puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 12.
Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins Odds
Playing the role of solid favorites will be the Bruins (-205), whereas the Blackhawks are dogs showing moneyline odds of +175 and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals. The odds for betting that total sit at -130 over, +110 under.
Boston is 31-25 straight up (SU) and has recorded -6.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. That winning percentage, ranked third in the Atlantic Division so far this season, is a slide from what the team recorded during the 2017-18 season (50-32). Out of the team’s 56 regular season contests, 32 of them have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just three have pushed. This season, the team is 20-10 SU at home.
The Bruins have been able to convert on 26.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 15th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 80.0 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 26.2 saves per game with a .922 save percentage, Tuukka Rask (17 wins, 13 losses, and four OT losses) has been the principal option in goal for the Bruins this season. If Boston decides to give him a breather, however, the team could turn to Jaroslav Halak (14-15-15 record, .921 save percentage, 2.44 goals against average).
Chicago has lost 3.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 23-33 straight up (SU). 35 of its outings have gone over the total, while 18 have gone under the total and just three have pushed. The Blackhawks are 11-17 SU as the road team this season.
The Blackhawks have converted on 21.4 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 31st overall and it’s successfully killed off 73.8 percent of all opponent power plays.
Cam Ward (.895 save percentage and 3.67 goals against average) has been the main option in goal for Chicago. Ward is averaging 29.8 saves per game and has 11 wins, 13 losses, and four OT losses to his credit.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins Free Picks
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The Blackhawks are 1-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Bruins are 1-2 in shootouts.
Each of Chicago’s last five games has gone over the total.
Over Chicago’s last ten games, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-1 in those games).
The Bruins this season have recorded the ninth-most hits per game in the NHL (23.5).