Vegas Golden Knights at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 11/2/2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Bruins on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at +193 and the Bruins at -215.
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Vegas has a record of 8-3-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 2-2-0. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 41 goals and surrendered 31 goals for a point differential of +10. For the year they have an ATS mark of 8-2-0 and an over/under record of 6-4-0. Boston has a record of 4-3-3 including 3-1-2 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 30 goals and have given up 33 for a goal differential of -3. Their record against the spread is 4-6-0 while their over/under mark is 6-4-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 8-2-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 6-4-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 4-6-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 6-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/31/17 GO Oscar Dansk Lower Body IR (10/30)
10/22/17 GO Malcolm Subban Lower Body IR (10/22)
10/15/17 RW David Clarkson Back IR (10/03)
10/15/17 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion IR (10/03)
10/15/17 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion IR (10/14)
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
10/30/17 GO Anton Khudobin Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/25/17 C David Krejci Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/20/17 D Adam McQuaid Ankle is out indefinitely
10/18/17 C Ryan Spooner Lower Body is OUT 4-6 weeks
10/09/17 C Noel Acciari Finger IR (10/07)
James Neal has scored 10 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 7 goals this season with 27 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 26%. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 17.4 minutes played per contest. Reilly Smith averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 4 goals on 24 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the year. Malcolm Subban has 2 wins and 0 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 94 shots against him and he's surrendered 6 goals. He's made 88 stops for a save percentage of 94%.
David Pastrnak has 11 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 6 goals this year with 28 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Brad Marchand averages 21.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 36% by scoring 8 goals on 22 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the year. Anton Khudobin has 3 wins and 0 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 148 shots against him and he's given up 11 goals. He's made 137 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 16 total points this year, which is 6th in the NHL. They've scored 41 goals while giving up 31 scores, which has them ranked 7th and 24th respectively. They have had 47 power play chances and scored 8 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 17th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 39 power play opportunities and surrendered 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 21st when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 12.50% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 22nd in the league with a total of 11 points this season. They have 11 power play goals on 38 chances for a percentage of 29%. That is 3rd in the NHL. They've given up 41 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Bruins are 25th with a total of 30 goals scored while they've given up 33 goals this season, ranking 17th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.20%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 21st overall in the NHL.
Vegas has a Corsi percentage of 50% as they've tried 660 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 660 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 18th in Corsi percentage. They are 22nd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.2% as they have 483 shots while they've given up 498 attempts on defense. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the year. That puts them 22nd and 13th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 356 face-off wins as opposed to 331 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 12th overall in the NHL. On defense Vegas has 186 hits and they've blocked 162 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 19th in the league.
The Bruins are 10th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 332 face-off wins compared to 319 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Boston has 257 hits and they have blocked 145 shots from the opposition, which is 28th in the league. Boston is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.9% as they've attempted 568 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 594 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49% ranks 17th as they have 431 attempts while they have given up 449 shots on the defensive end.
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