Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators Free Preview


<p>The Boston Bruins, led by David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand, are set to take the ice against Mark Stone, Matt Duchene, and the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre in an Atlantic Division showdown. The match will get started at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, and fans at home will be able to witness the game live on New England Sports Network.</p><h2>Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators Odds</h2><p>Boston is 15-14 straight up (SU) and has lost 4.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 29 regular season contests, 19 of its games have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and just one has pushed. As the road team this season, the Bruins are 5-11 SU.</p><p>Boston has converted on 26.9 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that's good enough for fifth-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 26th overall, and it has successfully killed off only 76.4 percent of all penalties..</p><p>Averaging 28.9 saves per game with a .930 save percentage, Jaroslav Halak (9-8-2) has been the top option in goal for Boston this year. Halak did just play last night, however, so the team may opt to rest him and turn to Tuukka Rask instead (6-8-2 record, .914 save percentage, 2.62 goals against average).</p><p>Ottawa is 13-17 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.8 units for moneyline bettors this season. 21 of its matches have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just two have pushed. It's 10-7 SU as the home team this year.</p><p>The Senators have converted on just 23.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that's right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 31st overall, and it's successfully killed off 72.4 percent of all opponent power plays.</p><p>Craig Anderson has stopped 32.6 shots per game as the primary netminder in goal for the Senators. Anderson has 12 wins, 15 losses, and three overtime losses and has maintained a pedestrian 3.58 goals against average and a subpar .906 save percentage this year.</p><h3>Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators Free Picks</h3><p>Prediction: SU Winner \u2013 Bruins, O/U \u2013 Under</p><h3>Betting Notes</h3><ul><li>Eight of Ottawa's last ten contests have been decided by two or more goals, and the club is 2-6 overall in those games.</li><li>The Senators are 4-6 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Bruins are 6-5 SU in games where they spend more time in the box than their opponent.</li><li>For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in four of their past five games.</li><li>Boston is ranked 17th this season with 9.8 giveaways per game. That figure has trended higher, as it's averaged 10.7 giveaways over its last 10 games and 11.2 giveaways over its last five.</li><li>Ottawa is ranked 27th this season with 12.2 giveaways per game. That figure has trended upward, as it's averaged 15.8 giveaways over its last 10 games and 19.0 giveaways over its last five.</li></ul>