Sunday NHL: Peterson picks Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils vs Philadelphia Flyers
Boston Bruins (-110) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (-110), 3 pm EDT
The Boston Bruins (27-12-6) have been a relatively low-scoring team this season but have picked up the pace in their last ten games and are averaging 3.4 goals per game. Perhaps knowing that the playoffs are on the horizon triggered this newfound explosion of offense. The Pittsburgh Penguins (30-14-3) have been pretty consistent all season with their ability to rack up a lot of goals and are averaging 4.3 per game. Although the Penguins have the offensive advantage, it's a different story when comparing defensive numbers. Boston is allowing 2.2 goals per game while Pittsburgh is allowing 3.8. Sunday afternoon's battle between the Penguins and Bruins is a toss-up; so instead of leaning on either Moneyline, give the over 5.5 total a shot as this game should surpass that mark. In their last ten games, Pittsburgh has hit the over eight times and Boston has hit it five times.
PICK: Over 5.5 (-130)
New Jersey Devils (+145) @ Philadelphia Flyers (-165), 6 pm EDT
The New Jersey Devils (14-26-6) have lost eight in a row now and sit near the bottom of the Eastern division. On Sunday evening, New Jersey will lock horns with the Philadelphia Flyers (21-18-7) who are 3-7 in their last ten games but have shown signs of life with recent victories over tough opposition like the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins. With the Devils deficiences on full display lately, jump on the Philadelphia Moneyline here.
PICK: Philadelphia Flyers (-165)