Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Boston Bruins travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +120 and the Rangers at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Boston comes into this matchup having played 73 games. They have an overall record of 39-26-8 and on the road they have a record of 23-10-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 216 goals and given up 197 goals for a point differential of +19. The Bruins have 8 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-3-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 38-34 and an over/under record of 31-33-9. New York shows up with a record of 41-24-8 including 24-8-3 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 207 goals and surrendered 192 for a goal differential of +15. The Rangers have 8 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 40-32 while their over/under record sits at 32-28-13.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 28 goals this season with 248 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. 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 17% by scoring 27 goals on 158 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 28 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,675 shots against him and has given up 137 goals. He has made 1,538 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 25 goals this season with 161 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 0 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 0% by scoring 23 goals on 152 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 32 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,748 shots against him and has given up 137 goals. He has made 1,611 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have 86 total points this season. They have scored 212 goals while giving up 196 goals. They have had 206 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Bruins have allowed 238 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 9.27% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Rangers have a total of 90 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 196 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 212 power play opportunities and have given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 204 goals scored while they've given up 190 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.79%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 49% as they've attempted 4,101 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,269 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.3% as they have 3,099 attempts while they've given up 3,190 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the season. They have 2,281 face off wins compared to 2,266 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.2%. On defense Boston has 1,932 hits and they've blocked 1,079 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 3,849 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,274 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.2% as they have 2,893 shots while they've given up 3,103 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 50.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they've compiled 2,073 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,106 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 1,171 shot attempts and they have 1,939 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 38-34 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 31-33-9 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 40-32 straight up
The New York Rangers are 32-28-13 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
New York Rangers Injuries
03/08/16 D Dylan McIlrath Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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