Thursday, February 18, 2016
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The Boston Bruins travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +105 and the Predators at -116. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Boston comes into this matchup having played 57 games. They have an overall record of 31-20-6 and on the road they have a record of 19-6-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 174 goals and given up 158 goals for a point differential of +16. The Bruins have 6 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-26 and an over/under record of 26-24-7. Nashville shows up with a record of 26-21-10 including 14-10-4 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 151 goals and surrendered 152 for a goal differential of -1. The Predators have 10 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 26-31 while their over/under record sits at 21-24-12.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 22 goals this season with 199 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Loui Eriksson has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 20 goals on 120 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 21 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,276 shots against him and has given up 108 goals. He has made 1,168 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Shea Weber has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Predators. He has 15 goals this season with 132 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 25 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 19 goals on 164 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 20 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,198 shots against him and has given up 118 goals. He has made 1,080 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Bruins have 68 total points this season. They have scored 170 goals while giving up 157 goals. They have had 163 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Bruins have allowed 197 power play opportunities and given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.44% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Predators have a total of 62 points on the season. They have 37 power play goals on 187 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 176 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 149 goals scored while they've given up 151 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.59%. As a team they give up 26 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 49.3% as they've attempted 3,210 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,299 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 2,442 attempts while they've given up 2,457 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the season. They have 1,782 face off wins compared to 1,769 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.2%. On defense Boston has 1,545 hits and they've blocked 842 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 3,203 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,858 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 53.9% as they have 2,393 shots while they've given up 2,050 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 53% and their defensive zone percentage is 47% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 1,680 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,720 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 808 shot attempts and they have 1,309 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 30-26 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 26-24-7 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 26-31 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 21-24-12 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
Nashville Predators Injuries
11/28/15 LW Gabriel Bourque Upper Body out indefinitely
02/02/16 LW Eric Nystrom Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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