The Golden Knights and Bruins are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bruins will host the game at TD Garden in Boston, MA. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 5.5 goals, with the Bruins being the favored by -1.5 goals against the Golden Knights.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS BOSTON BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON BRUINS:

  • With the Bruins being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Bruins.
  • Take the Bruins on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Golden Knights (+1.5)

Will the Golden Knights Win in Boston?

Through 59 games, the Vegas Golden Knights sit in 5th place in the Western Conference with a record of 33-19-7. In the Pacific Division, the Golden Knights are in 2nd place. On the road this season, Vegas has gone 14-10-5.

Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone 4-6 and are 2-3 in their last five. As the underdog this season, Vegas has gone 13-7-3 and has been the favorite in 36 of their 59 games.

On the road this season, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 15-14 and an average scoring differential of +.1 goals per game. So far, Vegas has gone 30-29 against the puck line, including a mark of 4-6 in their last ten games.

As the underdog, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 17-6 on the road, and they have won their last two games vs. the puck line. Overall, Vegas has 20 wins by multiple goals and 13 victories by just one goal.

Games involving Vegas have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.1. In terms of their over/under performance, the Golden Knights come in with a record of 28-31-0.

Across their last three road contests, Vegas has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Golden Knights are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 13th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 16th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Golden Knights offense is 17th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the NHL.

Vegas' leading scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far, he has 32 goals which is 10th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchessault has 19 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Bruins head into the game ranked 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.4 shots per game against Boston. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Goalie Adin Hill gets the start and has made 24 starts this season. His record at this point is 15-5, and his save percentage is 0.626%.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Bruins?

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 18-7-5 and have been favored in 52 of their 60 games this year. In the Eastern Conference, Boston is sitting in 3rd place and 2nd in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, the Bruins have gone just 3-7.

Overall, the Bruins have a record of 34-12-14, and in conference games, they have gone 19-13. Over their last five games, Boston has gone 2-3, and they have lost three straight games.

At home, the Bruins have gone just 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten games, and they have an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game in their own building. So far this year, Boston is 15-15 against the puck line at home, and they have gone 22-30 against the puck line when favored.

Overall, the Bruins have gone 30-30 against the puck line, and they have 24 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games as the favorite, Boston has gone just 3-7 against the puck line, and they have dropped five straight games at home against the puck line.

Games involving Boston have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 5.9. In terms of their over/under performance, the Bruins come in with a record of 29-31-0.

Vegas has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

Offensively, the Bruins come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 17th position in the league. So far this year, the Bruins are 14-1 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 19-10 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Boston's leading scorer is David Pastrnak. So far, he has 38 goals which is 4th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pastrnak has 47 assists this season.

Boston defense takes on the Golden Knights ranked 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.4 shots per game against Boston. They also are 4th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Jeremy Swayman comes into the game having made 32 starts this season. So far, his record is 18-6 and he has a save percentage of 0.813%.