Thursday, October 20, 2016
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The New Jersey Devils travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Devils at +245 and the Bruins at -106. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New Jersey comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 38-36-8 last season and on the road they had a record of 19-19-3. They finished 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 184 goals and gave up 208 goals for a point differential of -24. The Devils had 8 overtime losses including 6 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 4-5-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 37-44 and an over/under record of 27-38-17. Boston had a regular season record of 42-31-9 including 17-18-6 at home last season. They were 4th in the Atlantic Division. They scored 240 goals and surrendered 230 for a goal differential of +10. The Bruins had 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 41-39 while their over/under record sat at 36-36-10.
Kyle Palmieri accumulated 57 total points last season for the Devils. He had 30 goals last year with 222 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 27 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. P.A. Parenteau averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 20 goals on 168 shots. He had 21 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Cory Schneider had 27 wins and 25 losses last season in net for the Devils. He had 1,597 shots against him and gave up 122 goals. He made 1,475 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
David Pastrnak accumulated 26 total points last season for the Bruins. He had 15 goals last year with 108 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 11 assists on the season and averaged 14 minutes played per game. Patrice Bergeron averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 32 goals on 282 shots. He had 36 assists giving him a total of 68 points on the season. Tuukka Rask had 31 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He had 1,854 shots against him and gave up 157 goals. He made 1,697 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Devils had 84 total points last season. They scored 184 goals while giving up 208 goals. They had 256 power play opportunities and scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Devils allowed 264 power play opportunities and gave up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They averaged 24 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.19% for the season. They allowed 28 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins had a total of 93 points on the season. They had 48 power play goals on 234 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. They allowed 270 power play opportunities and gave up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Devils had a total of 240 goals scored while they gave up 230 goals during the campaign. They averaged 32 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.16%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
New Jersey had a Corsi percentage of 45.9% as they attempted 3,595 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,231 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 46.7% as they had 2,782 attempts while they gave up 3,177 shots on the defensive end. The Devils started possessions in the offensive zone 47% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 53% for the season. They had 2,183 face off wins compared to 2,518 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 46.4%. On defense New Jersey had 1,840 hits and they blocked 1,054 shots from the opposition.
Boston attempted 4,667 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,710 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 49.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 50.2% as they had 3,553 shots while they gave up 3,526 attempts on defense. The Bruins had an offensive zone percentage of 50.6% and their defensive zone percentage was 49.4% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.4% as they compiled 2,592 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,548 face off losses. On defense Boston blocked 1,184 shot attempts and they had 2,164 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils were 37-44 straight up last season
The New Jersey Devils were 27-38-17 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins were 41-39 straight up last season
The Boston Bruins were 36-36-10 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
10/15/16 C Sergey Kalinin Illness "?" Tuesday vs Anaheim
10/10/16 D Jon Merrill Lower Body out indefinitely
10/10/16 D Luke Gazdic Foot out indefinitely
Boston Bruins Injuries
10/17/16 D Adam McQuaid Upper Body "?" Thursday vs New Jersey
10/17/16 C Patrice Bergeron Lower Body "?" Thursday vs New Jersey
10/12/16 D Kevan Miller Hand expected to miss 6 weeks
10/10/16 C Frank Vatrano Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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