NHL Picks for April 2nd 2011: Atlanta Thrashers vs. Boston Bruins
All three of this season’s meetings between the Bruins and Thrashers have stayed below the total. Each produced exactly five goals. Going back a bit further finds the “under” at 5-0 the last five times that these teams faced each other. With an O/U line of 5.5, I feel the “under” is again worth a second look.
The Bruins gave up four goals last time out, dropping a 4-3 decision vs. a desperate Toronto club. However, prior to that game, they’d allowed only three goals in their previous five games. Note that the “under” is 13-8 this season, when the Bruins have played a home game with an O/U line of 5.5.
The Thrashers are off a 1-0 victory in their last game. That brings the “under” to 4-1 their last five games. All four of those “unders” finished with four or fewer combined goals.
With the “under” also at 3-0 the last three times that the Thrashers were off a shutout, I won’t be surprised if we see another relatively low-scoring affair. Consider the UNDER (Note: Early start time.)