Money Line Pick
The Boston Bruins are one of the favorites to win the Eastern Conference this season. They enter this game in 1st place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 28-10-12 and 68 points, which also gives them the 2nd best record in the Eastern Conference. However, the Bruins have struggled over their last four games going 1-3, which includes a 3-4 loss on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. They will look to bounce back following that loss when they host the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Vegas Golden Knights have struggled lately going 1-4-1 over their previous six games, which includes a 4-5 shootout loss against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. The loss dropped the record of the Golden Knights to 25-19-7 and 57 points, which ties the Oilers, Flames, and Coyotes for the 2nd most points in the Pacific Division. Boston has won four of the five games in the series. I look for that trend to continue on Tuesday with a Bruins win at home.
Over Under Pick
Vegas has been right around the league average in terms of goals per game this season. The Golden Knights enter this game, averaging 3.12 goals per game, which ranks 15th in the NHL. They have also been an average team defensively ranking 14th in goals allowed per game with 3.06. Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins have been a top ten team offensively and defensive this season. They enter this game, averaging the 7th most goals per game while allowing the 3rd fewest with 3.32 and 2.66, respectively. I look for the over six goals to be the play in this game.