Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 5/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (29-14-6) travel to Prudential Center on Monday where they'll take on the New Jersey Devils (16-27-7).
The Bruins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win against the Sabres their last time on the ice. Their offensive zone starts sat at 43.1% and they had a PDO of 102.5 for this one. They tallied 26 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 44 and the Fenwick against finished at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 55.7%. The Corsi for the Bruins was 49 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 53.3%. Boston accrued 6 mins in the box in this game. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries and notched 1 goal. The Bruins had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. In the outing, they converted 5 out of the 40 shots they attempted.
Boston Bruins opponents have 167 power play opportunities (1st in hockey) and have scored 23 goals in those attempts. The Bruins have had 1,368 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .913. Boston has tried 1,609 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.7%. At even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 96 goals while notching 110 on the offensive side of the ice. Boston comes into the game with 142 power play chances and they have added 30 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 21.13%. For the season, they have 64 points and their points percentage sits at .653. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have notched 140 goals (14th in the National Hockey League) this season and have given up 119.
The man protecting the net in this game is Tuukka Rask. Over the course of his time in hockey, Rask has earned 325 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .606. His save percentage currently is at .922 in his 32,025 mins played. Rask has had 15,424 shot attempts against him and has garnered 14,215 total saves. Opponents have scored 1,209 goals against Rask in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.27. He has compiled a record of 304-162-66 and he was named the starter in 536 games. Rask has been in goal for 557 matchups during his hockey career.
In their last contest, New Jersey faced the Flyers in a matchup where the Devils ended up with the win by a score of 5-3. Their PDO was 117 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 44.4%. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this outing and recorded 2 out of those attempts. Their Fenwick rate came in at 40.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 23 and the Flyers having a 34 Fenwick at even strength. The Devils netted 5 goals out of the 19 shots on goal they attempted. New Jersey had a 40.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New Jersey had and they showed up in this game.
The Devils have tallied 111 goals at even strength and 21 goals (27th in the NHL) while on the power play. New Jersey has put up 1,476 shots (17th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.94%, while allowing their opponents 1,536 shots. During this campaign, the New Jersey Devils have tallied 132 goals, 39 points, in addition to a points percentage of .390. They have a total of 143 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 14.69%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 69.92% on their opponents 133 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.8%. They have allowed 172 goals to be scored by of a combination of 132 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Mackenzie Blackwood in net. The opposition is averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has allowed 275 goals altogether. Blackwood's quality start percentage comes out to 52.6% and he has made 50 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 95 contests and has racked up 5,797 mins. Blackwood has earned a career record of 43-40-12 and has played in 101 games. He has gathered 2,799 stops out of the 3,074 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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