Bruins vs Penguins Predictions, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s NHL Game

Pavel Zacha's been a spark for the Bruins, and our NHL picks think he'll be putting others in positions to succeed in what should be a high-scoring game against the Penguins.

Apr 13, 2024 • 08:50 ET • 4 min read
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The Pittsburgh Penguins continue their push for the playoffs as they host the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins are slight home underdogs on the NHL odds board despite their recent surge.

Pittsburgh is 7-0-3 in its last 10 games and now controls its destiny for a playoff spot. Meanwhile, Boston is coming off a loss against the Hurricanes as it looks to clinch the top spot in the Atlantic Division.

Read on for our NHL picks and Bruins vs. Penguins predictions on Saturday, April 13th.

Bruins vs Penguins prediction

My best bet
Pavel Zacha to record an assist (+135 at DraftKings)

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My analysis

The Boston Bruins continue to surprise a lot of people this season as they battle for the top spot in the Atlantic Division. They’re now the favorites to come out on top, with the Florida Panthers breathing down their necks.

The Bruins are led by David Pastrnak, who is currently on the top line with Danton Heinen and center Pavel Zacha. Zacha, along with Charlie Coyle and Morgan Geekie, has stepped up in the middle for Boston as the B’s lost both Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci in the offseason.

Zacha blossomed in Boston last year with 57 points (21 goals, 36 assists) in 82 games and is on an even better pace this season, with 56 points (19 goals, 37 assists) through 75 games. He’s primarily played with Pastrnak at 5-on-5 while getting a crack on the power play as well.

The former Devil has made the most of his time in the top six with the Bruins. He’s had two six-game point (and assist) streaks over the past month-plus with 17 points (13 assists) in his last 15 games. He’s recorded an assist in 12 of those 15 contests as well.

Although the oddsmakers have this total set lower at 5.5 or six, the Bruins should be able to get a few goals on the board in Pittsburgh. The Penguins have allowed 12 goals in their past three games, including a 6-5 overtime win on Thursday night.

Zacha has been undervalued in the player prop market all season, and that continues here. Odds of +135 imply a 42.55% probability. Zacha has an assist in 33 of 75 games this season 44%), and 19 of his last 32 games (59%).

Bruins vs Penguins same-game parlay (SGP)

Pavel Zacha to record an assist

Sidney Crosby to record a point

Over 6

Along with our best bet, we’re adding Sidney Crosby to record a point. The veteran center is cementing himself as one of the best to ever play the game as he attempts to carry his team to the playoffs. Crosby is on a three-game point streak and has a point in 13 of his last 15 games (25 points total).

We’re closing out the same-game parlay with the Over 6. While the Bruins have been playing lower-scoring games, Pittsburgh has been opening things up as of late.

Learn how to bet a same-game parlay with these helpful tips and strategies.

Bruins vs Penguins odds

Bruins vs Penguins live odds

Bruins vs Penguins opening odds

  • Puck line: Boston -1.5 (+195) | Pittsburgh +1.5 (-240)
  • Moneyline: Boston -135 | Pittsburgh +115
  • Over/Under: Over 6 (-115) | Under 6 (-115)

Bruins vs Penguins moneyline and Over/Under analysis

  • The Bruins odds opened around -135 but are now as low as -125 as of late Friday night.

  • The Penguins remain around +115 after opening at +114.

  • There is some variance in the total, with Over 6 (-105) and Under 6 (-115) being offered, along with Over 5.5 (-122) and Under 5.5 (+110).

Bruins vs Penguins trend

The Boston Bruins have covered the puck line in 21 of their last 43 away games (+4.90 Units / 9% ROI). Find more NHL betting trends for Bruins vs. Penguins.

Bruins vs Penguins game info

Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Saturday, 4-13-2024
Puck drop: 8:00 p.m. ET

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