Monday, January 2, 2017
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The Boston Bruins travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Monday, January 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at -135 and the Devils at +122. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Boston comes into this matchup having played 39 games. They have an overall record of 20-15-4 and on the road they have a record of 11-6-4. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 95 goals and given up 94 goals for a point differential of +1. The Bruins have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 18-19 and an over/under record of 15-19-5. New Jersey shows up with a record of 14-16-7 including 9-4-2 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 86 goals and surrendered 114 for a goal differential of -28. The Devils have a record of 2-7-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 11-23 while their over/under record sits at 14-12-11.
David Pastrnak has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 19 goals this season with 111 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Brad Marchand has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 10 goals on 111 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 19 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 771 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 716 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Travis Zajac has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Devils. He has 8 goals this season with 73 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Taylor Hall has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 8 goals on 85 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 23 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 10 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 819 shots against him and has given up 79 goals. He has made 740 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Bruins have 44 total points this season. They have scored 95 goals while giving up 94 goals. They have had 119 power play opportunities and have scored 17 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Bruins have allowed 131 power play opportunities and given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.20% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Devils have a total of 35 points on the season. They have 18 power play goals on 128 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 113 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 86 goals scored while they've given up 114 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.37%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 54.6% as they've attempted 2,459 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,042 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 54.8% as they have 1,826 attempts while they've given up 1,508 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.4% for the season. They have 1,264 face off wins compared to 1,132 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.8%. On defense Boston has 840 hits and they've blocked 534 shots from the opposition.
New Jersey has attempted 1,831 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,072 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.7% as they have 1,401 shots while they've given up 1,602 attempts on defense. The Devils have an offensive zone percentage of 48.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 1,139 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,128 face off losses. On defense New Jersey has blocked 470 shot attempts and they have 768 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 18-19 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 15-19-5 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 11-23 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 14-12-11 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
12/31/16 RW David Backes Concussion out indefinitely
12/06/16 LW Matt Beleskey Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
11/29/16 D John-Michael Liles Concussion out indefinitely
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/31/16 D John Moore Concussion expected to miss 5-7 days
12/31/16 LW Taylor Hall Lower Body doubtful Monday vs Boston
12/28/16 LW Vernon Fiddler Lower Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -135
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