Arizona Coyotes at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 12/7/2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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The Arizona Coyotes travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Coyotes at +184 and the Bruins at -205.
Arizona has a record of 7-18-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 4-10-4. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 73 goals and given up 104 goals for a point differential of -31. For the season they have an ATS record of 7-23-0 and an over/under record of 13-16-0. Boston is 12-9-4 including 7-4-2 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 69 goals and surrendered 73 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread is 12-13-0 while their over/under record is 12-13-0.
Valuable Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 7-23-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 13-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 12-13-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 12-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
12/05/17 GO Antti Raanta Upper Body is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Boston
12/02/17 D Niklas Hjalmarsson Upper Body IR (11/28)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
12/02/17 LW Jake DeBrusk Upper Body IR (11/27)
11/26/17 C Peter Cehlarik Lower Body IR (11/25)
10/20/17 D Adam McQuaid Fibula IR (10/19)
Clayton Keller has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 11 goals this year with 87 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Oliver Ekman-Larsson averages 25.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 85 shots. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 18 points on the season. Scott Wedgewood has 3 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has 328 shots against him and he's given up 27 goals. He's made 301 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Brad Marchand has scored 20 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 9 goals this season with 43 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 21.2 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 14 goals on 73 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 5 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Bruins. He has 425 shots against him and he's surrendered 40 goals. He's made 385 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes have 19 total points this season, which ranks them 30th in the NHL. They are 27th in the league in goals scored with 73 while they've given up 104 goals, ranking them 1st overall. They have had 97 power play opportunities and have scored 17 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 21st in the NHL. The Coyotes have allowed 79 power play opportunities and have given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, putting them 14th in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.06% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%. That puts them 28th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 22nd in the NHL with a total of 28 points this year. They have 15 power play goals on 80 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That ranks them 17th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 79 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. That is 3rd in the NHL. As a team, the Bruins are 29th in the league with 69 goals scored while they've given up 73 goals, which is 26th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.87%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 17th in the NHL.
Arizona has a Corsi percentage of 48.7% as they've tried 1,750 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,847 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 17th in Corsi percentage. They are 24th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.1% as they have 1,292 shots while they've given up 1,396 attempts on defense. The Coyotes start possessions in the offensive zone 48.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.9% for the year. That puts them 26th and 4th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 919 face-off wins as opposed to 997 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48%. That is 26th overall in the NHL. On defense Arizona has 709 hits and they've blocked 451 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 2nd in the league.
The Bruins are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.4% for the season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 794 face-off wins compared to 775 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Boston has 612 hits and they have blocked 360 shots from the opposition, which is 27th in the league. Boston is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.6% as they've attempted 1,449 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,417 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.9% ranks 10th as they have 1,097 attempts while they have given up 1,057 shots on the defensive end.
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