Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators 4/12/2017 Free Game 1 NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 4/11/2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Boston Bruins head to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Game 1 of their 1st round series. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at -119 and the Senators at +108.
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Boston comes into this matchup having played 82 games. They have an overall record of 44-31-7 and on the road they have a record of 21-14-6. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 234 goals and given up 212 goals for a point differential of +22. The Bruins have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 42-38 and an over/under record of 37-37-8. Ottawa shows up with a record of 44-28-10 including 22-11-8 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 212 goals and surrendered 214 for a goal differential of -2. The Senators have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 38-37 while their over/under record sits at 32-47-3.
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Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 42-38 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 37-37-8 against the over/under
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 38-37 straight up
The Ottawa Senators are 32-47-3 against the over/under
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
04/10/17 GO Anton Khudobin Illness injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Ottawa
04/10/17 D Brandon Carlo Upper Body is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Ottawa
04/10/17 RW Jimmy Hayes Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs. Ottawa
04/10/17 C Noel Acciari Upper Body is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Ottawa
04/10/17 D Torey Krug Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. Ottawa
04/08/17 LW Brad Marchand Suspension Served probable Wednesday vs. Ottawa
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
04/10/17 D Erik Karlsson Foot probable Wednesday vs. Boston
04/10/17 D Marc Methot Finger is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Boston
04/10/17 C Zack Smith Upper Body is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Boston
Brad Marchand has accumulated 85 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 39 goals this season with 226 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 46 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 34 goals on 262 shots. He has 36 assists giving him a total of 70 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 37 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,610 shots against him and has given up 137 goals. He has made 1,473 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Erik Karlsson has accumulated 71 total points this season for the Senators. He has 17 goals this season with 218 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 54 assists on the season and averages 26.8 minutes played per game. Kyle Turris has averaged 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 27 goals on 185 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Mike Condon has 19 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has had 1,122 shots against him and has given up 96 goals. He has made 1,026 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have 95 total points this season. They have scored 234 goals while giving up 212 goals. They have had 244 power play opportunities and have scored 53 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Bruins have allowed 266 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.60% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have a total of 98 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 254 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 247 power play opportunities and have given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 212 goals scored while they've given up 214 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.61%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 54.3% as they've attempted 4,975 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,187 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 55.1% as they have 3,792 attempts while they've given up 3,094 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.8% for the season. They have 2,681 face off wins compared to 2,358 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.2%. On defense Boston has 1,775 hits and they've blocked 1,093 shots from the opposition.
Ottawa has attempted 4,550 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,863 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49% as they have 3,380 shots while they've given up 3,511 attempts on defense. The Senators have an offensive zone percentage of 52.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51% as they've compiled 2,549 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,452 face off losses. On defense Ottawa has blocked 1,352 shot attempts and they have 2,114 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Senators NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -119
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