Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 11/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-135) Devils (+105)
Linus Ullmark and the Boston Bruins travel to Prudential Center on Saturday where they'll meet the New Jersey Devils. The Devils open this matchup at +105 while the Bruins are priced at -135. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Bruins were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-3 loss against the Oilers in their last game. The Bruins had an average offensive outing in this defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 29 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Boston amassed 6 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Bruins came in at 39 and the Corsi against was at 36 which means they had a Corsi rate of 52.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick against was 29, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 52.5%. They had a tally of 30 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 15 attempts to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 42.9% and they had a PDO of 89.2 in this one.
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Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 30 goals (27th in the National Hockey League) this season and have allowed 33. For the year, they sit with 12 points and their points percentage sits at .545. Boston has accumulated 34 power play opportunities and they have scored 8 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 23.53%. When at even strength, the Bruins have given up 26 goals while scoring 22 on the offensive side of the ice. Boston has tried 383 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.8%. The Bruins have had 307 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .893. Boston Bruins opponents have earned 37 power play opportunities (21st in the NHL) and have racked up 7 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Linus Ullmark. The opposition has scored 327 goals versus Ullmark in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.79. Ullmark has been in goal for 123 games during his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .912 for his 7,035 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed an overall mark of 53-50-13 and was named the starter in 118 games. Over the course of his pro career, Ullmark has accrued 65 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .551. Ullmark has had 3,713 shots against him and he has 3,386 saves.
In their last contest, New Jersey faced the Islanders in a game where the Devils took home the win by a final score of 4-0. They had a PDO of 107 and their percentage of oZS was 32.2%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 45.2% by amassing a Fenwick of 38 and the Islanders having accrued a 46 Fenwick. The Devils tallied 4 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took. New Jersey wrapped up this game with a 42.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New Jersey had and it was a good performance overall.
The Devils have tallied 30 goals at even strength and 6 goals (23rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. New Jersey has put up 380 shots (21st in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.47%, while allowing the other team 361 shots. Over the course of the season, the New Jersey Devils have earned 36 goals, 16 points, as well as a points percentage of .667. They have recorded 37 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 16.22%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.09% on their oppositions 46 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.1%. They have granted a total of 32 goals to be scored by of a combination of 21 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Mackenzie Blackwood in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.81 goals per contest and he has surrendered 291 goals altogether. Blackwood's quality start percentage sits at 54.9% and he has qualified for 56 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 102 games and has been on the ice for 6,219 mins. Blackwood has accumulated a career mark of 48-41-13 and has participated in 108 games. He is sitting with 3,020 stops out of the 3,311 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey (+105)
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