NHL betting handicappers also have an interesting race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference to look at as Philadelphia and Washington are neck and neck for the top hockey betting spot.
The Philadelphia Flyers will try and maintain their lead of the Eastern Conference on Sunday night as they host the Boston Bruins with a starting time of 7 PM ET. Be sure and open your Sports Gambling account for side and total odds on this huge Eastern Conference matchup of certain playoff teams that could be a preview of a playoff series.
The Bruins had a hockey wagering record of 39-21-5-5 and were actually a far better away team than a host as they were 23-9-2-3 as a visitor to rank as one of the top board values in the NHL. Boston is a well balanced team that ranked 5th in the NHL for goal scoring and 4th for goals against.
The Bruins have been in bad form as of late however with just 1 win in 6 games from March 5 through March 17. Boston went over the total in just 13 out of 37 away games. Boston was led by center David Krejci who had 12 goals and 44 assists while left winger Milan Lucic had 29 goals and 24 assists.
Center Patrice Bergeron was another key contributor with 22 goals and 29 assists while goaltender Tim Thomas had a 2.03 goals against average with 29 wins and a stellar 7 shutouts.
Philadelphia had a record of 43-19-4-4 with the hockey odds and was 21-10-2-2 at home while going under the total in 20 out of 35 home games this year. Philadelphia was ranked 4th in the NHL for goal scoring but 12th for goals against. Brian Boucher had a 2.43 goals against average and the Flyers were one of the rare NHL teams that had not posted a shutout this season.
Philadelphia has been a poor value at home against the Bruins with just 6 payouts in their last 20 home games against Boston. The Flyers have won 2 of tier last 3 home games against the Bruins as of late however and the series has stayed under the NHL betting total in the last 2 matchups at Philadelphia.