Minnesota Wild at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 11/6/2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Monday, November 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +113 and the Bruins at -125.
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Minnesota has a record of 5-5-2 this season and on the road they have a record of 2-2-1. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 37 goals and given up 35 goals for a point differential of +2. For the season they have an ATS record of 5-7-0 and an over/under record of 7-4-0. Boston is 5-4-3 including 4-2-2 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 34 goals and surrendered 37 for a goal differential of -3. Their record against the spread is 5-7-0 while their over/under record is 6-6-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 5-7-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 7-4-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 5-7-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
11/04/17 C Landon Ferraro Hip is "?" Monday vs. Boston
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back is out indefinitely
10/13/17 C Charlie Coyle Fibula IR (10/12)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
11/04/17 GO Anton Khudobin Lower Body is "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
11/01/17 RW David Backes Lower Body IR (11/01)
10/25/17 C David Krejci Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/20/17 D Adam McQuaid Fibula IR (10/19)
10/18/17 C Ryan Spooner Groin IR (10/17)
10/09/17 C Noel Acciari Finger IR (10/07)
Chris Stewart has accumulated 8 total points this season for the Wild. He has 6 goals this year with 23 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 26%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 13.6 minutes played per game. Eric Staal averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 4 goals on 35 shots. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 4 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 287 shots against him and he's given up 25 goals. He's made 262 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
David Pastrnak has scored 13 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 8 goals this season with 37 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Brad Marchand averages 21.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 29% by scoring 8 goals on 28 shots. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 14 points on the season. Anton Khudobin has 3 wins and 0 losses this year in goal for the Bruins. He has 148 shots against him and he's surrendered 11 goals. He's made 137 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 12 total points this season, which ranks them 25th in the NHL. They are 23rd in the league in goals scored with 37 while they've given up 35 goals, ranking them 26th overall. They have had 40 power play opportunities and have scored 7 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 18th in the NHL. The Wild have allowed 46 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, putting them 19th in the league when short-handed. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.54% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 13th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 23rd in the NHL with a total of 13 points this year. They have 12 power play goals on 43 opportunities for a percentage of 28%. That ranks them 4th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 46 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. That is 4th in the NHL. As a team, the Bruins are 28th in the league with 34 goals scored while they've given up 37 goals, which is 21st overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.58%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 19th in the NHL.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 46.8% as they've tried 624 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 708 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 26th in Corsi percentage. They are 26th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.8% as they have 482 shots while they've given up 526 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the year. That puts them 17th and 15th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 372 face-off wins as opposed to 370 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 20th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 212 hits and they've blocked 182 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 25th in the league.
The Bruins are 10th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the season, which is 21st in the NHL. They have 395 face-off wins compared to 379 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 11th in the league. On defense Boston has 310 hits and they have blocked 166 shots from the opposition, which is 28th in the league. Boston is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.9% as they've attempted 685 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 688 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.7% ranks 13th as they have 515 attempts while they have given up 522 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Bruins NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Boston -125
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -125
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