Vancouver Canucks at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Parlay 10/19/2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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The Vancouver Canucks head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Bruins on Thursday, October 19, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Canucks at +114 and the Bruins at -126.
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Vancouver has a record of 2-2-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 1-0-0. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 12 goals and surrendered 14 goals for a point differential of -2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 2-3-0 and an over/under record of 2-3-0. Boston has a record of 2-3-0, including 1-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 14 goals and have given up 18 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread is 2-3-0 while their over/under mark is 3-2-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 2-3-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 2-3-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
10/17/17 LW Loui Eriksson Knee IR (10/17)
10/15/17 C Cole Cassels Arm IR (10/03)
10/14/17 D Alexander Edler MCL IR (10/12)
10/07/17 F Brendan Gaunce Shoulder IR (10/03)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
10/18/17 C Patrice Bergeron Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs. Vancouver
10/18/17 C Ryan Spooner Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs. Vancouver
10/09/17 RW David Backes Illness IR (10/04)
10/09/17 C Noel Acciari Finger IR (10/07)
Jacob Markstrom has 1 win and 2 losses this season in goal for the Canucks. He has 123 shots against him and he's surrendered 12 goals. He's made 111 stops for a save percentage of 90%. Henrik Sedin has scored 2 total points this year for the Canucks. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 15.2 minutes played per contest. Bo Horvat averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 2 goals on 13 attempts. He has no assists, giving him a total of 2 points on the year.
David Krejci has 4 total points this season for the Bruins. He has a total of 4 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. Tuukka Rask has 1 win and 3 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 102 shots against him and he's given up 12 goals. He's made 90 saves for a save percentage of 88%. Jake Debrusk averages 14.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 2 goals on 13 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 4 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have given up 19 power play opportunities and surrendered 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89% this season. That is 4th in the league. They average 28 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.63% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 12th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Canucks are 22nd overall with 5 total points this year. They are 29th in the league with 12 goals and 26th in goals allowed with 14. They've had 25 power play chances and scored 3 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 12%. That is 25th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Bruins are 23rd with a total of 14 goals scored while they are 12th with 18 goals surrendered this season. They average 27 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.37%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 88%, putting them 28th in the league. The Bruins have a total of 4 points this season, which is 23rd in the NHL. They have had 4 power play goals on 19 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th overall. They've given up 20 power play opportunities and surrendered 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 15th when short-handed.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 48% as they've tried 253 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 274 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 24th in Corsi percentage. They are 23rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.7% as they have 194 shots while they've given up 213 attempts on defense. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the year. That puts them 12th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 163 face-off wins as opposed to 142 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.4%. That is 9th overall in the NHL. On defense Vancouver has 73 hits and they've blocked 61 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 29th in the league.
The Bruins are 8th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 171 face-off wins compared to 154 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.6%. That is 5th in the league. On defense Boston has 114 hits and they have blocked 59 shots from the opposition, which is 30th in the league. Boston is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.3% as they've attempted 268 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 276 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48% ranks 21st as they have 200 attempts while they have given up 217 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver +114 and over 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver +114 and over 5.5 total goals
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