Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The Boston Bruins head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Bruins at -148 and the Kings at +134. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Boston comes into this game having played 59 games. They have an overall record of 30-23-6 and away from home they have a record of 15-10-6. The currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 159 goals and surrendered 156 goals for a point differential of +3. The Bruins have an overall record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-29 and an over/under record of 28-26-5. Los Angeles shows up with a record of 29-26-4 including 15-10-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 145 goals and surrendered 146 for a goal differential of -1. The Kings have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 28-30 while their over/under record sits at 17-28-14.
David Pastrnak has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 25 goals this season with 184 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 17.9 minutes played per game. Brad Marchand has averaged 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 25 goals on 179 shots. He has 34 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 28 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,160 shots against him and has given up 100 goals. He has made 1,060 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
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Jeff Carter has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Kings. He has 29 goals this season with 187 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Anze Kopitar has averaged 20.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 6 goals on 110 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Peter Budaj has 27 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 1,263 shots against him and has given up 105 goals. He has made 1,158 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have 66 total points this season. They have scored 159 goals while giving up 156 goals. They have had 185 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Bruins have allowed 191 power play opportunities and given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.85% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Kings have a total of 62 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 167 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 182 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 145 goals scored while they've given up 146 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.94%. As a team they give up 26 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 55.4% as they've attempted 3,722 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,993 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 56% as they have 2,808 attempts while they've given up 2,209 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 54.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.7% for the season. They have 1,931 face off wins compared to 1,716 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.9%. On defense Boston has 1,274 hits and they've blocked 784 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles has attempted 3,547 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,953 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.7% as they have 2,617 shots while they've given up 2,163 attempts on defense. The Kings have an offensive zone percentage of 55.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 44.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.5% as they've compiled 1,762 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,728 face off losses. On defense Los Angeles has blocked 790 shot attempts and they have 1,732 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 28-29 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 28-26-5 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 28-30 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 17-28-14 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
02/07/17 C Austin Czarnik Undisclosed out indefinitely
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/13/16 GO Jonathan Quick Groin out 5 months
02/07/17 C Jordan Nolan Leg out indefinitely
01/30/17 D Matt Greene Groin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -148
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