Coyotes vs Bruins Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+181) Bruins (-202)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (33-10-12, 1st in the Atlantic Division) play the Arizona Coyotes (27-22-7, 4th in the Pacific Division) at TD Garden on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The moneyline on this game has the Coyotes coming in at +181 and the Bruins are at -202. The O/U has been set at 5.5. The Coyotes cover 43.1% of the time, having gone 22-29 SU. The Bruins cover 60.0% of the time, going 33-22 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 27 victories and 22 defeats, putting them at 4th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 153 goals which has them ranked at 10th in the West and 21st in the league. Their goal differential is +4, putting them at 17th in the league. The Coyotes have earned a total of 61 pts, which has them ranked at 17th in the league and 7th in the Western Conference. In connection with shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 1,745 which has them ranked at 4th in the conference and 8th in the league. As a team, Arizona has earned a total of 1,045 hits which means they have an average of 18.7 per game. They have earned a total of 683 blocks for the season. Looking after the net for Arizona is Antti Raanta from Rauma, Finland. He is 30 years old and has totaled 1,407 mins in net for the season. Raanta is surrendering an average of 2.86 goals per game which places him at 18th in the West and 34th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he's given up 67 goals. He holds a save % of .915 which places him at 11th in the West.
The Arizona Coyotes will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 3 loss against the Carolina Hurricanes in their previous game. The Coyotes had a middle of the road offensive performance in this loss. In this outing, they scored on 3 of the 33 shots they attempted. They also had 5 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. Arizona ended up with 4 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 43 and the Corsi against was 49 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 46.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 38, which means they had a rate of 45.7%. They earned 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 65.5% and they had a PDO of 91.1 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes racked up a total of 31 shots. They had 10 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play chances.
The Bruins are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 33 victories and 10 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are sitting 1st in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the NHL with +52. They currently have a total of 183 goals for this year which has them sitting at 5th in the Eastern Conference. Boston has a team save % of .922 which has them sitting 1st in the NHL, meaning chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 10.5% putting them at 6th in the conference. In goal for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is having an average year by surrendering 2.15 goals per game and that ranks him 1st among East goalies and 1st among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,758 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 63 goals. He holds a save percentage of .929, which places him at 2nd among East goalies and 2nd among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Boston Bruins faced the New Jersey Devils in a matchup where the Bruins ended up losing by a final score of 5 - 0. In this matchup, Boston earned a 74.1% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 60 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 21. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 77.6% with a Fenwick of 45 and the Devils ending the game with a 13 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Boston played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 72.7 and their oZS percentage was 74.1%. The Bruins netted 0 goals out of the 46 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing but didn't score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Devils had 3 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Boston conceded 19 shots on goal and the Devils had a total of 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+181)
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