NHL Odds & Sharp Betting Pick: Penguins vs. Bruins Aligning Pros, Experts (Jan. 26)
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- The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Boston Bruins in an East Division matchup on Tuesday night.
- Sharps have taken notice of the game, moving the odds in favor of one side, and we have an expert who agrees.
- Check out what this movement means for the game below.
NHL Odds: Penguins vs. Bruins
|PRO Projection||BOS -115|
|Time||7 p.m. ET|
A 13-game NHL slate will attempt to fill the void of a lacking NBA Tuesday schedule, and sharp bettors haven’t seemed to mind switching their focus to the ice, at least based on their action for tonight’s Penguins-Bruins matchup.
Our PRO Report displays a few value signals — including two that serve to reveal sharp action — on the same side of the East Division matchup. Let’s take a look.
Note: Odds, data as of 12:30 p.m. ET.
NHL Sharp Betting Pick: Penguins vs. Bruins
Big bets from sharps have been landing on the Penguins tonight, and one of our staff agrees with that call.
Since its release, this moneyline price has seen a bit of movement in each direction, though only one of those directions has really been the result of sharp action.
The Penguins’ 34% backing pretty much gives away the sharp play, as there’s generally no reason for a line to move toward an unpopular side unless it’s made up of sharps, but still, a few Bet Signals from Action Labs have confirmed that indication.
Specifically, four such signals have been triggered on the Penguins, indicating four instances of market-wide movement caused by sharp action. That’s brought Pittsburgh from the +130 range (yesterday) to a current consensus closer to +110.
Sharp Action edge: Penguins
Another reason sportsbooks might move toward an unpopular side: that side is the one generating the majority of the money. And that’s what has been happening in this game throughout the early part of the day.
The 34% of bettors on the Penguins have accounted for 72% of actual dollars hitting this moneyline, which, of course, creates a bit of a monetary liability on the underdog. It also, however, reveals the Penguins to be attracting much bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps.
Big Money edge: Penguins
At least one of our NHL betting experts is in agreement with the heavy-hitting sharps as of writing, having locked in the Penguins at +120.
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Top Experts edge: Penguins