New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins 3/4/17 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 3/3/2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
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The New Jersey Devils travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Devils at +252 and the Bruins at -285. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New Jersey comes into this matchup having played 63 games. They have an overall record of 25-25-12 and on the road they have a record of 12-14-6. Currently they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 145 goals and given up 181 goals for a point differential of -36. The Devils have an overall record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-38 and an over/under record of 23-24-16. Boston shows up with a record of 33-24-6 including 16-14-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 177 goals and surrendered 168 for a goal differential of +9. The Bruins have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-31 while their over/under record sits at 30-28-6.
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Kyle Palmieri has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Devils. He has 19 goals this season with 138 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Taylor Hall has averaged 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 14 goals on 172 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 19 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,429 shots against him and has given up 124 goals. He has made 1,305 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
David Pastrnak has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 26 goals this season with 198 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 17.9 minutes played per game. Brad Marchand has averaged 19.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 29 goals on 188 shots. He has 38 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 30 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,243 shots against him and has given up 108 goals. He has made 1,135 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Devils have 62 total points this season. They have scored 145 goals while giving up 180 goals. They have had 195 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Devils have allowed 192 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.45% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Bruins have a total of 72 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 195 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 203 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 176 goals scored while they've given up 166 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.25%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 46.4% as they've attempted 3,009 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,480 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.7% as they have 2,335 attempts while they've given up 2,665 shots on the defensive end. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 46.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.6% for the season. They have 1,849 face off wins compared to 1,835 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.2%. On defense has 1,232 hits and they've blocked 815 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 3,921 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,216 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 55.6% as they have 2,967 shots while they've given up 2,367 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53% as they've compiled 2,065 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,834 face off losses. On defense has blocked 849 shot attempts and they have 1,351 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 22-38 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 23-24-16 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 31-31 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 30-28-6 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
03/03/17 C Jacob Josefson Upper Body expected to miss Saturday vs. Boston & Sunday
03/03/17 C Pavel Zacha Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Boston
Boston Bruins Injuries
03/03/17 C Patrice Bergeron Hand injured last game, probable Saturday vs. New Jersey
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -285
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