Boston Bruins at New York Rangers NHL Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Boston Bruins head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Bruins at -135 and the Rangers at +122.
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Boston has a record of 31-11-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 13-5-4-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 164 goals and surrendered 121 goals for a point differential of +43. For the year they have an ATS mark of 31-19-0 and an over/under record of 21-28-0. New York has a record of 25-23-5 including 17-9-3-2 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 156 goals and have given up 162 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 25-28-0 while their over/under mark is 29-22-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 31-19-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 21-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 25-28-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 29-22-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
02/03/18 D Kevan Miller Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs Detroit
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Upper Body IR (01/30)
01/31/18 C Noel Acciari Lower Body IR (01/23)
01/24/18 LW Brad Marchand Suspension 5-game suspension (eligble to return 02/07 vs. NY Rangers)
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot IR (12/27)
02/05/18 LW Jimmy Vesey Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Boston
02/05/18 D Marc Staal Neck is "?" Wednesday vs Boston
02/03/18 RW Pavel Buchnevich Concussion is out indefinitely
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
David Pastrnak has scored 49 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 21 goals this season with 139 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 28 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 22 goals on 163 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 44 points on the year. Tuukka Rask has 21 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Bruins. He has 933 shots against him and he's surrendered 70 goals. He's made 863 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
J.T. Miller has 35 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 12 goals this year with 79 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 16.7 minutes played per contest. Mats Zuccarello averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 8 goals on 107 attempts. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 21 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 1,397 shots against him and he's given up 113 goals. He's made 1,284 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have 70 total points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They've scored 164 goals while giving up 121 scores, which has them ranked 7th and 31st respectively. They have had 155 power play chances and scored 35 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 6th in the league. The Bruins have given up 148 power play opportunities and surrendered 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 4th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.22% 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 Rangers are 23rd in the league with a total of 55 points this season. They have 33 power play goals on 163 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 17th in the NHL. They've given up 169 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 14th overall. As a team, the Rangers are 12th with a total of 156 goals scored while they've given up 162 goals this season, ranking 10th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.45%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 52.1% as they've tried 2,955 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,717 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 4th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.1% as they have 2,214 shots while they've given up 2,034 attempts on defense. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 55.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.5% for the year. That puts them 3rd and 29th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,615 face-off wins as opposed to 1,515 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That is 6th overall in the NHL. On defense Boston has 1,228 hits and they've blocked 683 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 31st in the league.
The Rangers are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the season, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 1,557 face-off wins compared to 1,551 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 18th in the league. On defense New York has 1,137 hits and they have blocked 818 shots from the opposition, which is 8th in the league. New York is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.1% as they've attempted 2,905 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,258 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.7% ranks 27th as they have 2,224 attempts while they have given up 2,440 shots on the defensive end.
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