Boston Bruins at Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Gila River Arena
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The Boston Bruins head to Gila River Arena to take on the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Bruins at -154 and the Coyotes at +113.
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Boston has a record of 1-2-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 0-1-0. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 7 goals and surrendered 13 goals for a point differential of -6. For the year they have an ATS mark of 1-2-0 and an over/under record of 2-1-0. Arizona has a record of 0-3-1 including 0-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 9 goals and have given up 16 for a goal differential of -7. Their record against the spread is 0-4-0 while their over/under mark is 3-1-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 1-2-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 0-4-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
10/13/17 C Patrice Bergeron Lower Body doubtful Saturday vs. Arizona
10/09/17 RW David Backes Illness IR
10/09/17 C Noel Acciari Hand IR
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
10/13/17 GO Antti Raanta Lower Body injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Boston
10/13/17 D Kevin Connauton Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Boston
10/11/17 LW Brendan Perlini Upper Body IR. (10/11)
10/10/17 D Jakob Chychrun Knee IR
10/05/17 LW Zac Rinaldo Suspension 5-game suspension (eligible to return 10/17 vs. Dallas)
David Krejci has scored 3 total points this year for the Bruins. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Jake Debrusk averages 14 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 1 goal on 7 attempts. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 2 points on the year. Tuukka Rask has 1 win and 2 losses this season in goal for the Bruins. He has 77 shots against him and he's surrendered 10 goals. He's made 67 stops for a save percentage of 87%.
Tobias Rieder has 3 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 2 goals this year with 7 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 29%. He has a total of 1 assist on the year and averages 14.5 minutes played per contest. Alex Goligoski averages 21 minutes of ice time per contest. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 3 points on the year. Antti Raanta has 0 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Coyotes. He has 56 shots against him and he's given up 5 goals. He's made 51 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have 2 total points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They've scored 7 goals while giving up 13 scores, which has them ranked 26th and 11th respectively. They have had 13 power play chances and scored 2 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 16th in the league. The Bruins have given up 13 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 25th when short-handed. They average 28 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.33% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 85%, which is 31st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes are 30th in the league with a total of 1 point this season. They have 3 power play goals on 16 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 14 power play opportunities and surrendered 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%, ranking 10th overall. As a team, the Coyotes are 19th with a total of 9 goals scored while they've given up 16 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.14%. As a unit they give up 36 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 20th overall in the NHL.
Boston is 9th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9%, as they've attempted 165 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 153 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.8% as they have 124 attempts while they have given up 120 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 13th in the league. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 55.8% of the time, which is 6th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.2% for the season. That is 25th overall in the NHL. They have 116 face-off wins compared to 82 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 58.6%. That ranks them 1st in the league. On defense Boston has 59 hits and they have blocked 33 shots from the opposition, putting them 29th overall.
The Coyotes are 24th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the season, which is 6th in the NHL. They have 119 face-off wins compared to 156 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.3%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Arizona has 99 hits and they have blocked 55 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Arizona is 20th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.8% as they've attempted 235 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 257 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.8% ranks 25th as they have 171 attempts while they have given up 202 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Coyotes NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Boston -154
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -154
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