Chicago is a +165 road underdog on the NHL odds in Boston at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston has won four of its last five games and is a -200 favorite at home.
Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins
When: Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Betting Line / Total: Boston -200 / 6 Goals
Chicago Blackhawks Notes
A seven-game win streak for the Blackhawks wouldn’t have been much of a surprise over the many dominant seasons that Chicago has put together over the last decade, but it certainly comes as a surprise this year.
Chicago had lost each of their previous five games to fall to 16-24-9 on the season, battling with the Los Angeles Kings for the bottom spot in the league. But over their last nine games, the Blackhawks have averaged 5.44 goals per game to help offset their woes on defense.
The Blackhawks are 7-3 straight up and 9-1 on the puckline in their last 10 games on the road per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Boston Bruins Notes
While Boston hasn’t won its last seven games, the Bruins have earned points in each of their last seven with a 4-0-3 record including a current run of 4-0-1 over their last five games.
The Bruins have been getting excellent goaltending from Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak this season as both goaltenders have a save percentage over .920 and have combined to help the Bruins allow the third lowest goals against in the NHL this season at 2.55 per game. Boston is 20-7-3 in 30 home games this season.
Blackhawks at Bruins Betting Total
Tuesday night’s total is set at six goals at online betting sites. The OVER is 12-1 in Chicago’s last 13 games.
This should be an intriguing clash of styles on Tuesday as the offense-driven Blackhawks visit the defense-focused Bruins. Seven of Boston’s last eight games have been decided by just one goal. Given Boston’s propensity for close games and Chicago’s recent road success, bettors might be interested in the Blackhawks going off at -155 on the puckline at +1.5 goals. Boston would pay +130 on a winning wager as -1.5 goal favorites.
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