Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins 12/13/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 12/12/2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET
TD Garden in Boston
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The Ottawa Senators will face the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden in Boston. Ottawa comes skating in with an 11-12-5 record, for 27 points. The Senators are currently 7th in the Atlantic Division, and tied for 11th in the entire Eastern Conference. Ottawa is 2-7-1 in their last 10 games. Boston, which is coming off a loss to Chicago, is 15-13-1 for 31 points. The Bruins rank tied with Washington for 7th in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Bruins are 9-6-1 at home this season. The Bruins have had a tough time finding enough offense to be the team they have been the past four seasons. Boston is scoring just 2.5 goals per game, which ranks 21st in the entire league. The Bruins leading scorer has been Patrice Bergeron, with 20 points. The Bruins goaltender Tukka Rask turned away 18 shots, but fell to 12-9-1 on the season.
For Ottawa, after being Vancouver in overtime on Sunday, they fell to the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night. The Senators allowed Los Angeles to score three third period goals in the loss. Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson saved 31 shots, but it was not enough to defeat Jonathan Quick. The Senators are led in scoring by defenseman Erik Karlsson, with 13 assists and 7 goals. Ottawa is scoring 2.5 goals per game, and allowing more than 2.8.
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
Ottawa Senators are 11-17-0 Against the Spread
Ottawa Senators are 11-14-0 against the Over/Under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
Boston Bruins are 15-14-0 Against the Spread
Boston Bruins are 11-14-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/12/14 RW Chris Neil Back is downgraded to out indefinitely
12/12/14 LW Clarke MacArthur Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Boston
12/11/14 D Marc Methot Hip "?" Saturday vs Boston
12/11/14 D Patrick Wiercioch Muscle Pull "?" Saturday vs Boston
12/10/14 LW Milan Michalek Upper Body out indefinitely
12/11/14 C David Krejci Hip "?" Saturday vs Ottawa
12/10/14 LW Simon Gagne Personal out indefinitely
11/19/14 D Adam McQuaid Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/05/14 C Marc Savard Concussion out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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