Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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The Boston Bruins head to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Bruins at -160 and the Devils at +144.
Boston has a record of 33-11-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 15-5-4-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 173 goals and surrendered 124 goals for a point differential of +49. For the year they have an ATS mark of 33-19-0 and an over/under record of 22-29-0. New Jersey has a record of 27-18-8 including 15-9-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 159 goals and have given up 159 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 27-26-0 while their over/under mark is 27-25-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 33-19-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 22-29-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 27-26-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 27-25-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
02/09/18 C Frank Vatrano Lower Body is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Buffalo
02/09/18 D Kevan Miller Upper Body is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Buffalo
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Upper Body IR (01/30)
01/31/18 C Noel Acciari Lower Body IR (01/23)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
02/09/18 GO Cory Schneider Lower Body is out indefinitely
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
01/22/18 C Brian Gibbons Thumb IR (01/20)
David Pastrnak has scored 51 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 21 goals this season with 142 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 18 minutes played per contest. Patrice Bergeron averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 24 goals on 173 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the year. Tuukka Rask has 22 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Bruins. He has 961 shots against him and he's surrendered 72 goals. He's made 889 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Jesper Bratt has 31 total points this season for the Devils. He has 12 goals this year with 72 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 19 assists on the year and averages 16.2 minutes played per contest. Nico Hischier averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 9 goals on 123 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Keith Kinkaid has 10 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 485 shots against him and he's given up 52 goals. He's made 433 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have 74 total points this year, which is 3rd in the NHL. They've scored 173 goals while giving up 124 scores, which has them ranked 7th and 31st respectively. They have had 159 power play chances and scored 35 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 7th in the league. The Bruins have given up 152 power play opportunities and surrendered 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 5th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.37% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 17th in the league with a total of 62 points this season. They have 35 power play goals on 168 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the NHL. They've given up 176 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 13th overall. As a team, the Devils are 15th with a total of 159 goals scored while they've given up 159 goals this season, ranking 14th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.56%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 20th overall in the NHL.
Boston is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.2%, as they've attempted 3,069 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,811 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.3% as they have 2,302 attempts while they have given up 2,101 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 5th in the league. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 55.2% of the time, which is 3rd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.8% for the season. That is 29th overall in the NHL. They have 1,657 face-off wins compared to 1,578 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.2%. That ranks them 9th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,253 hits and they have blocked 710 shots from the opposition, putting them 31st overall.
The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the year. That ranks them 23rd and 9th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,539 face-off wins as opposed to 1,716 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 29th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,121 hits and they've blocked 763 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 23rd in blocked shots. New Jersey is ranked 21st in Corsi percentage with 48.9% as they've tried 2,937 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,070 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 17th in the NHL at 49.7%, as they have 2,280 shots while they've given up 2,307 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Devils NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Boston -160
Guy's Pick: Take Boston -160
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