Thursday, November 17, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Boston Bruins travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +113 and the Wild at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
Boston comes into this matchup having played 16 games. They have an overall record of 10-6-0 and on the road they have a record of 7-3-0. Currently they are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 41 goals and given up 38 goals for a point differential of +3. The Bruins have an overall record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 9-6 and an over/under record of 6-9-1. Minnesota shows up with a record of 8-6-1 including 4-2-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 41 goals and surrendered 29 for a goal differential of +12. The Wild have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 8-7 while their over/under record sits at 4-9-2.
Brad Marchand has accumulated 16 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 5 goals this season with 39 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 10 goals on 48 shots. He has 4 assists giving him a total of 14 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 10 wins and 1 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 308 shots against him and has given up 17 goals. He has made 291 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 12 total points this season for the Wild. He has 4 goals this season with 34 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 5 goals on 45 shots. He has 8 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 6 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 367 shots against him and has given up 19 goals. He has made 348 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
The Bruins have 20 total points this season. They have scored 41 goals while giving up 38 goals. They have had 52 power play opportunities and have scored 7 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. The Bruins have allowed 61 power play opportunities and given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.85% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have a total of 17 points on the season. They have 6 power play goals on 44 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 48 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 41 goals scored while they've given up 29 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.47%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 94%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 52.3% as they've attempted 954 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 871 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.9% as they have 715 attempts while they've given up 637 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 541 face off wins compared to 479 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53%. On defense Boston has 310 hits and they've blocked 234 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 813 shots at full strength and they've given up 830 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.7% as they have 598 shots while they've given up 629 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 49.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.8% as they've compiled 469 face off wins this season and they have suffered 454 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 201 shot attempts and they have 255 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 9-6 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 6-9-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 8-7 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 4-9-2 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/10/16 C Noel Acciari Leg out indefinitely
10/25/16 GO Anton Khudobin Arm expected to miss 3 weeks
10/12/16 D Kevan Miller Thumb expected to miss 6 weeks
10/10/16 C Frank Vatrano Foot out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
11/01/16 C Zac Dalpe Knee out 4-6 weeks
10/30/16 D Marco Scandella Ankle out indefinitely
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston +113
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