Minnesota Wild vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 11/23/2019
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+186) Bruins (-208)
TD Garden is the site where Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (14-3-5, 1st in the Atlantic Division) will play the Minnesota Wild (9-11-2, 7th in the Central Division) on Saturday. The Wild open this matchup at +186 while the Bruins are priced at -208. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Wild are covering 40.9% of the time, having gone 9-13 SU. Boston covers 63.6% of the time, going 14-8 straight up.
The Minnesota Wild head into this game holding a record of 9 victories and 11 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Central Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 60 goals which puts them at 13th in the conference and 26th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -12, ranking them 25th in the NHL. The Wild have compiled a total of 20 pts, which puts them at 28th in the NHL and 14th in the Western Conference. With reference to shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 636 which puts them at 15th in the West and 27th in the NHL. As a unit, Minnesota has a total of 296 hits which means they are averaging 13.5 per game. They have compiled a total of 224 blocks for the season. 0
The Minnesota Wild were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in their last game. The Wild had an average offensive output in this win. For this game, they netted 3 of the 31 shots they attempted. They also had 4 power play chances and notched 1 goal out of those tries. Minnesota ended up with a total of 6 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Wild was 40 and the Corsi against was 37 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 51.9%. Their Fenwick was 31 while the Fenwick against sat at 24, telling us they have a rate of 56.4%. They took 25 face-off wins and lost 25 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 34.4% and they had a PDO of 103.3 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche tallied a total of 27 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play chances.
The Bruins will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 14 victories and 3 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are currently ranked 1st in the conference and 1st in the NHL with +26. They currently have a total of 78 goals for the season which ranks 3rd in the East. Boston has a save percentage as a team of .926 which is good for 2nd in the NHL, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.2% which is good for 5th in the conference. In goal for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is playing well this year by allowing only 2.05 goals per contest and that has him ranked 1st in the East and 2nd in the NHL. In the 848 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has given up 29 goals. He's earned a save % of .931, which has him ranked 2nd in the East and 4th in the NHL.
The Boston Bruins faced off against the Buffalo Sabres in a game where the Bruins ended up with the victory by a mark of 3 - 2. In this game, Boston had a 32.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 23 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 47. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 31.3% by earning a Fenwick of 15 and the Sabres finishing with a 33 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Boston played and it tells us they had an average game overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 104.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 40.7%. The Bruins notched 3 goals of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this one and netted 2 out of those opportunities. In discussing the opposition, the Sabres had 4 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Boston conceded 38 shots on goal and the Sabres earned a total of 11 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (+186)
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