Vegas Golden Knights vs. Boston Bruins Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Feb. 29

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We have your Vegas Golden Knights vs. Boston Bruins prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Vegas Golden Knights hit the road to face the Boston Bruins.

The Vegas Golden Knights (33-19-7) are set to face off against the Boston Bruins (34-12-14) in a high-stakes matchup at TD Garden. With both teams looking to solidify their playoff positioning, this game promises to be a clash of titans as the Golden Knights aim to build on their recent victory, while the Bruins look to snap a 3-game losing streak.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Boston Bruins Odds Info

Moneyline: Vegas Golden Knights +130 (BetRivers) / Boston Bruins -155 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Vegas Golden Knights -195 (BetRivers) / Boston Bruins +155 (BetRivers)

Total: 5.5 – -104 (FanDuel) / -118 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Feb. 29

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: TD Garden – Boston, MA


Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends

  • This season, the Vegas Golden Knights have hit 28 overs and 31 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Vegas Golden Knights have hit 16 overs and 13 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the Vegas Golden Knights have hit 13 overs and 11 unders.

Boston Bruins Betting Trends

  • This season, the Boston Bruins have hit 29 overs and 31 unders.
  • At home this season, the Boston Bruins have hit 13 overs and 17 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the Boston Bruins have hit 25 overs and 27 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Vegas Golden Knights and the Boston Bruins have faced off three times, with the Golden Knights emerging victorious in two of those encounters. The Bruins claimed one win, indicating a slight edge for Vegas in the head-to-head matchup. In terms of betting statistics, the Golden Knights have also outperformed the Bruins, covering the spread in two out of the three games, while the Bruins have done so once. The over/under betting results show a tendency towards lower-scoring games, with the under hitting twice and the over only once. The visiting team has proven more successful, with two wins compared to the home team’s single victory. Key statistics from these games reveal that the Golden Knights have been more efficient in faceoffs, winning 33 in one game compared to the Bruins’ 28, and have also shown a stronger defensive game with fewer penalty minutes in two of the three games. The Bruins, on the other hand, have demonstrated a more aggressive play style, recording a higher number of hits in two of the matchups.

The most recent game between these two teams took place on January 11, 2024, with the Golden Knights narrowly defeating the Bruins with a final score of 2-1 in an overtime thriller. The game was tightly contested, with neither team able to break the deadlock until the third period. Vegas’s Jack Eichel tipped in the opening goal, but Boston’s Matt Grzelcyk responded with a tying goal, sending the game into overtime. Alex Pietrangelo then secured the win for Vegas with a wrist shot just 46 seconds into the extra period. The Bruins had a slight advantage in shots on goal, tallying 33 against the Golden Knights’ 25. Both goaltenders put on a strong performance, with Vegas’s Logan Thompson saving 32 out of 33 shots for a save percentage of 0.97, while Boston’s Jeremy Swayman saved 23 out of 25 shots, resulting in a 0.92 save percentage. Despite the loss, the Bruins were the favorites going into the game with a closing moneyline of -120, while the Golden Knights were slight underdogs at -100.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Boston Bruins Predictions

The Bruins, currently on a skid, are eager to turn things around on their home ice where they’ve been strong this season. With star forward David Pastrnak leading the team in goals, assists, and points, Boston’s offense has the firepower to challenge any opponent. However, their recent games have seen them struggle to maintain leads, putting extra pressure on their defensive unit and goaltending to step up against a Vegas team that has shown resilience and scoring depth throughout the season.

Vegas comes into the game with a bit of momentum after a win, and with Jonathan Marchessault leading the charge offensively, they’ll be looking to exploit any weaknesses in the Bruins’ armor. The Golden Knights have been a formidable force on the road, and their ability to perform in away games will be tested once again in the hostile environment of TD Garden. Defensively, they’ve been solid, with Alex Pietrangelo contributing not just on the blue line but also in setting up offensive plays.

This game is not just a battle of two teams, but also a showcase of individual talent with key matchups like Pastrnak versus Marchessault. Both teams have shown they can play at both ends of the ice, but it will come down to which team can capitalize on their opportunities and make the crucial plays. With the Bruins looking to improve their standing in the Eastern Conference and the Golden Knights doing the same in the West, expect a tightly contested game with playoff atmosphere intensity.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Boston Bruins Pick

The matchup between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Boston Bruins presents a compelling case for the under. Both teams have demonstrated a tendency towards lower-scoring games in their recent encounters, with the under hitting twice in their last three matchups. Additionally, the Bruins are currently on a three-game losing streak, which could indicate a cautious approach to their gameplay, focusing on defense rather than aggressive offense. The Golden Knights, while coming off a win, will be playing in the challenging environment of TD Garden, where the Bruins have been notably stronger this season. With the Bruins’ recent games showing difficulty in maintaining leads, it’s likely they will emphasize a tighter defensive game to secure a much-needed win.

Furthermore, the historic head-to-head statistics support the under pick, with the previous game between these two teams ending with a low score of 2-1. Both goaltenders, Vegas’s Logan Thompson and Boston’s Jeremy Swayman, showcased strong performances in that game, and a repeat of such goaltending prowess could lead to another low-scoring affair. While the Bruins’ David Pastrnak and the Golden Knights’ Jonathan Marchessault bring significant offensive threats, the pressure of playoff positioning and the recent trends suggest a game where defense will prevail, making the under a compelling pick for this matchup.

The Pick: Under 5.5 -104 (FanDuel)

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Boston Bruins Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Vegas Golden Knights

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
William Karlsson Points 0.5 7/10 -160 +124 0.9 0.80
Jonathan Marchessault Points 0.5 7/10 -135 +105 1.1 0.91
Nicolas Roy Points 0.5 7/10 +114 -145 0.7 0.80

Boston Bruins

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Jake DeBrusk Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 +110 -140 2.9 2.79