Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils NHL Tips 11/19/2019
Game: Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-135) Devils (+122)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (12-3-5, 1st in the Atlantic Division) go to Prudential Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the New Jersey Devils (7-8-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division). The Devils open this game at +122 while the Bruins are coming in at -135. The O/U opens at 6. The Bruins are covering 60.0% of the time, having gone 12-8 SU. New Jersey is covering 33.3% of the time, going 6-12 straight up.
The Boston Bruins head into this game holding a record of 12 victories and 3 defeats, ranking them 1st in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 70 goals which has them at 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +21, ranking them 1st in the NHL. The Bruins currently have a total of 29 pts, which has them at 2nd in the NHL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 641 which has them at 10th in the East and 17th in the NHL. As a unit, Boston has obtained a total of 347 hits which has them averaging 17.4 per contest. They currently have a total of 187 blocks for the season. The man in goal for Boston is Tuukka Rask from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 32 years old and has played 728 minutes minding the net this year. Kinkaid is allowing 2.14 GAA which has him ranked 2nd among East goalies and 3rd among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he's given up 26 goals. He has a save percentage of .927 which has him ranked 2nd among East goalies.
The Boston Bruins will need a bounce back game after taking a 3 - 2 defeat to the Washington Capitals in their previous contest. The Bruins left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. For this outing, they finished 2 of the 23 shots they put on net. They also had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Boston had 6 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Bruins was 29 and the Corsi against was 42 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 40.8%. Their Fenwick was 26 while the Fenwick against was 33, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 44.1%. They took 9 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 53.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 108.7 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Washington Capitals racked up 44 shots. They ended the game with 8 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play chances.
The Devils will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they have 7 wins and 8 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they sit 15th in the Eastern Conference and 29th in the NHL with -17. They have earned a total of 49 goals for the season which is good for 15th in the Eastern Conference. New Jersey has a team save percentage of .885 which has them 27th in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 8.8% which puts them at 13th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood who is having an average year by surrendering 2.79 goals against average and that has him ranked 12th among East goaltenders and 23rd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 816 mins he has played, he's surrendered 38 goals. His save % is .904, which places him at 15th among East goaltenders and 30th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The New Jersey Devils went up against the Montreal Canadiens in a matchup where the Devils took home the win by a final score of 4 - 3. In this game, New Jersey wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 46 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 46. They had a Fenwick percentage of 57.7% with a Fenwick of 41 and the Canadiens having a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that New Jersey played and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO of 95.8 and their oZS percentage was 54.8%. The Devils notched 4 goals of the 43 shots on goal they took. They had 6 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to notch 2 out of those opportunities. As for their opponent, the Canadiens had 5 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. New Jersey allowed 34 shots on goal and the Canadiens had 14 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+122)
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