Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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The Boston Bruins travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at -170 and the Hurricanes at +153.
Boston has a record of 43-16-8 this season and on the road they have a record of 18-9-4-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 226 goals and given up 172 goals for a point differential of +54. For the season they have an ATS record of 43-24-0 and an over/under record of 31-35-0. Carolina is 30-27-11 including 16-12-6-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 181 goals and surrendered 206 for a goal differential of -25. Their record against the spread is 30-38-0 while their over/under record is 28-38-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 43-24-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 31-35-0 against the over/under this season
Important Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 30-38-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 28-38-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
03/12/18 LW Brad Marchand Upper Body is questionable Tuesday vs Carolina
03/11/18 RW David Backes Suspension Served is probable Tuesday vs Carolina
03/06/18 D Charlie McAvoy Lower Body is out indefinitely
02/27/18 C Patrice Bergeron Foot is out indefinitely
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Shoulder IR (01/30)
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
No key injuries to report
David Pastrnak has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 24 goals this year with 183 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 40 assists on the season and averages 17.9 minutes played per game. Brad Marchand averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 29 goals on 145 shots. He has 40 assists, giving him a total of 69 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 28 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 1,209 shots against him and he's given up 99 goals. He's made 1,110 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jeff Skinner has scored 40 total points this year for the Hurricanes. He has 20 goals this season with 233 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 16.8 minutes played per game. Teuvo Teravainen averages 16.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 19 goals on 153 shots. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Cam Ward has 19 wins and 11 losses this year in goal for the Hurricanes. He has 985 shots against him and he's surrendered 92 goals. He's made 893 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have 94 total points this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NHL. They are 6th in the league in goals scored with 226 while they've given up 172 goals, ranking them 31st overall. They have had 214 power play opportunities and have scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 4th in the NHL. The Bruins have allowed 205 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 10th in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.28% for the season. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 7th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes are 21st in the NHL with a total of 71 points this year. They have 40 power play goals on 208 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That ranks them 21st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 161 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. That is 23rd in the NHL. As a team, the Hurricanes are 26th in the league with 181 goals scored while they've given up 206 goals, which is 14th overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.79%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 31st in the NHL.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 52.8% as they've tried 4,030 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,600 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 2nd in Corsi percentage. They are 2nd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.9% as they have 3,051 shots while they've given up 2,717 attempts on defense. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 55.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.9% for the year. That puts them 3rd and 29th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,117 face-off wins as opposed to 2,043 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That is 9th overall in the NHL. On defense Boston has 1,601 hits and they've blocked 883 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 30th in the league.
The Hurricanes are 1st in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 57.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 42.2% for the season, which is 31st in the NHL. They have 2,100 face-off wins compared to 1,822 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.5%. That is 1st in the league. On defense Carolina has 1,352 hits and they have blocked 857 shots from the opposition, which is 31st in the league. Carolina is 1st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.9% as they've attempted 4,409 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,618 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54.3% ranks 1st as they have 3,275 attempts while they have given up 2,761 shots on the defensive end.
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