New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 10/12/2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils (0-2-2, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) head to TD Garden on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston Bruins (3-1-0, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). The line on this game has the Devils priced at +154 and the Bruins are at -171. The over/under opens at 6. The Devils cover 0% of the time, having gone 0-4 SU. Boston covers 75.0% of the time, going 3-1 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in their previous contest. The Devils were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this defeat. In this game, they finished 3 out of the 31 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to net one. New Jersey had a total of 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Devils sat at 37 and the Corsi against was 26 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 58.7%. Their Fenwick was 24 while the Fenwick against sat at 18, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 57.1%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 65.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 109.5 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Edmonton Oilers earned a total of 22 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have 2 total points this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NHL. They are 23rd in the league in goals scored with 9 while they've given up 18 goals, ranking them 3rd overall. They have had 11 power play opportunities. That is 29th in the NHL. The Devils have allowed 13 power play opportunities and have given up 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 46%, putting them 31st in the league when short-handed. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 7.83% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 85%. That puts them 29th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Boston Bruins opposed the Colorado Avalanche in a matchup where the Bruins ended up losing by a mark of 4 - 2. In this game, Boston had a 47.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 44 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 48. They had a Fenwick percentage of 47.9% by earning a Fenwick of 34 and the Avalanche having earned a 37 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Boston had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO at even strength of 96.2 and they had an oZS percentage of 71.4%. The Bruins converted 2 goals of the 41 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning the opposition, the Avalanche had 2 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal on that chance. Boston gave way to 36 shots on goal and the Avalanche ended up with a total of 2 penalty minutes.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 5th in the NHL with a total of 6 points this year. They have 2 power play goals on 10 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 18th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 10 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 70%. That is 20th in the NHL. As a team, the Bruins are 21st in the league with 9 goals scored while they've given up 8 goals, which is 24th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.38%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 94%. That is 4th in the NHL.
New Jersey is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.5%, as they've attempted 133 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 147 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.9% as they have 103 attempts while they have given up 112 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 22nd in the league. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 44.1% of the time, which is 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 55.9% for the season. That is 7th overall in the NHL. They have 83 face-off wins compared to 92 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.4%. That ranks them 25th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 68 hits and they have blocked 35 shots from the opposition, putting them 20th overall.
The Bruins are 9th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.1% for the season, which is 23rd in the NHL. They have 92 face-off wins compared to 84 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.3%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Boston has 60 hits and they have blocked 44 shots from the opposition, which is 9th in the league. Boston is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.1% as they've attempted 159 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 165 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.8% ranks 23rd as they have 111 attempts while they have given up 121 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Devils/Bruins NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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