Saturday, March 19, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Boston Bruins travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +115 and the Kings at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Boston comes into this matchup having played 71 games. They have an overall record of 39-24-8 and on the road they have a record of 23-8-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 215 goals and given up 191 goals for a point differential of +24. The Bruins have 8 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-2-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 38-32 and an over/under record of 31-31-9. Los Angeles shows up with a record of 43-22-5 including 22-11-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 194 goals and surrendered 159 for a goal differential of +35. The Kings have 5 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-27 while their over/under record sits at 23-27-20.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 28 goals this season with 237 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Loui Eriksson has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 27 goals on 153 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 28 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,655 shots against him and has given up 135 goals. He has made 1,520 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Kings. He has 24 goals this season with 154 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 40 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 18 goals on 197 shots. He has 33 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 36 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 1,530 shots against him and has given up 122 goals. He has made 1,408 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have 86 total points this season. They have scored 211 goals while giving up 190 goals. They have had 200 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Bruins have allowed 234 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.50% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Kings have a total of 91 points on the season. They have 44 power play goals on 207 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 245 power play opportunities and have given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 192 goals scored while they've given up 157 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.52%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 48.8% as they've attempted 3,974 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,165 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.1% as they have 3,002 attempts while they've given up 3,106 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 49.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.9% for the season. They have 2,228 face off wins compared to 2,222 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense Boston has 1,854 hits and they've blocked 1,059 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles has attempted 4,363 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,623 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.5% as they have 3,277 shots while they've given up 2,739 attempts on defense. The Kings have an offensive zone percentage of 54.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.5% as they've compiled 2,172 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,127 face off losses. On defense Los Angeles has blocked 884 shot attempts and they have 2,147 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 38-32 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 31-31-9 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 43-27 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 23-27-20 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg out indefinitely
02/08/16 GO Malcolm Subban Throat out indefinitely
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/22/15 D Matt Greene Shoulder out indefinitely
03/04/16 C Jordan Nolan Back out indefinitely
02/13/16 RW Marian Gaborik Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's Expert Expert NHL Picks.