Golden Knights vs Bruins Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/21/2020
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Boston Bruins
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+122) Bruins (-135)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (25-19-7, 5th in the Pacific Division) go to TD Garden on Tuesday where they'll take on the Boston Bruins (28-10-12, 1st in the Atlantic Division). The Golden Knights open this contest at +122 while the Bruins are priced at -135. The over/under opens at 6. The Golden Knights cover 45.8% of the time, having gone 22-26 SU. Boston covers 56.0% of the time, going 28-22 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this matchup with a record of 25 wins and 19 losses, which is good for 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 156 goals which has them sitting at 4th in the conference and 11th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which is good for 18th in the league. The Golden Knights have compiled a total of 57 points, which has them sitting at 15th in the league and 5th in the West. With regard to shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 1,744 which has them sitting at 1st in the Western Conference and 2nd in the league. As a group, Vegas currently has a total of 1,352 hits which means they are averaging 26.5 per contest. They have compiled a total of 554 blocks for the year. In net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has totaled 2,060 minutes minding the net for the season. Fleury is giving up 2.85 goals against average which has him placed 15th among Western Conference goaltenders and 31st in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he has surrendered 98 goals. He holds a save % of .906 which has him placed 21st among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look for better times on the ice after their 5 - 4 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in their last game. The Golden Knights had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this loss. While out there on the ice, they netted 4 out of the 34 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Vegas racked up a total of 2 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 58 and the Corsi against was 48 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 54.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 41 and the Fenwick against was 40, telling us they have a rate of 50.6%. They earned 25 face-off wins and lost 24 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 75.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.4 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Montreal Canadiens tallied a total of 32 shots. They had 4 penalty minutes and they earned 1 power play opportunity.
The Bruins are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 28 victories and 10 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they sit 1st in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the NHL with +40. They have compiled a total of 166 goals for the season which has them at 5th in the East. Boston has a team save % of .918 which has them sitting 2nd in the NHL, meaning they are a tough team to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.6% putting them at 5th in the conference. In net for Boston is Jaroslav Halak who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.49 goals per contest and that places him 9th among East goaltenders and 15th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,395 mins he's played, he's surrendered 58 goals. He holds a save % of .918, which has him ranked 8th among East goaltenders and 17th among goalies in the NHL.
The Boston Bruins faced the Pittsburgh Penguins in a matchup where the Bruins took the defeat by a score of 4 - 3. In this matchup, Boston earned a 65.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 65 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 35. Their Fenwick rate was 61.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 45 and the Penguins having a 28 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Boston played and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO at even strength was 91.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 68.6%. The Bruins converted 3 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but were not able to net one. In discussing their opponent, the Penguins had 2 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Boston allowed 22 shots on goal and the Penguins earned a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (+122)
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