New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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The New Jersey Devils travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Devils at +136 and the Bruins at -150.
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New Jersey has a record of 24-13-8 this season and on the road they have a record of 11-7-5-3. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 142 goals and given up 137 goals for a point differential of +5. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-21-0 and an over/under record of 25-19-0. Boston is 27-10-8 including 15-5-4-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 150 goals and surrendered 112 for a goal differential of +38. Their record against the spread is 27-18-0 while their over/under record is 21-23-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 24-21-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 25-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 27-18-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 21-23-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
11/15/17 D Mirco Mueller Collarbone IR (11/12)
01/21/18 C Brian Gibbons Hand injured last game, is "?" Monday vs Detroit
01/21/18 GO Cory Schneider Illness is "?" Monday vs Detroit
01/21/18 GO Keith Kinkaid Lower Body IR (01/21)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
01/20/18 D Kevan Miller Flu is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
Nico Hischier has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Devils. He has 8 goals this year with 104 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 16.4 minutes played per game. Jesper Bratt averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 12 goals on 65 shots. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 17 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 1,058 shots against him and he's given up 90 goals. He's made 968 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Brad Marchand has scored 48 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 20 goals this season with 100 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19.8 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 20 goals on 125 shots. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 17 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Bruins. He has 814 shots against him and he's surrendered 64 goals. He's made 750 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have 56 total points this season, which ranks them 11th in the NHL. They are 11th in the league in goals scored with 142 while they've given up 137 goals, ranking them 14th overall. They have had 144 power play opportunities and have scored 31 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 6th in the NHL. The Devils have allowed 157 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, putting them 6th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.09% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 19th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 4th in the NHL with a total of 62 points this year. They have 30 power play goals on 142 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 8th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 133 power play opportunities and have given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 5th in the NHL. As a team, the Bruins are 6th in the league with 150 goals scored while they've given up 112 goals, which is 31st overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.50%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 5th in the NHL.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 47.9% as they've tried 2,463 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,678 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 24th in Corsi percentage. They are 20th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.9% as they have 1,912 shots while they've given up 2,000 attempts on defense. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the year. That puts them 23rd and 8th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,326 face-off wins as opposed to 1,483 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.2%. That is 29th overall in the NHL. On defense New Jersey has 943 hits and they've blocked 678 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 19th in the league.
The Bruins are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.2% for the season, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 1,469 face-off wins compared to 1,365 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 4th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,093 hits and they have blocked 627 shots from the opposition, which is 28th in the league. Boston is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9% as they've attempted 2,650 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,459 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52% ranks 4th as they have 1,983 attempts while they have given up 1,832 shots on the defensive end.
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