Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 5/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-200) Devils (+170)
Prudential Center is the venue where Scott Wedgewood and the New Jersey Devils (17-27-7) will take on the Boston Bruins (30-14-6) on Tuesday. The Devils open this game at +170 while the Bruins are priced at -200. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Bruins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 victory against the Sabres in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Bruins was 49 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 29 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 62.8%. Their offensive zone starts sat at 56.1% and they had a PDO of 108.0 in this game. Boston garnered 10 minutes in the box in this outing. The Bruins had a solid offensive output in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 43 and the Fenwick against was 23, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 65.2%. They accrued 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 29 attempts to take control of the puck. They also had 4 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. For the outing, they earned a goal on 6 out of the 43 shots they tried.
Pertaining to scoring goals, the Boston Bruins have notched 146 goals (13th in the NHL) on the year and have allowed 121. For the current campaign, they have 66 points and their points % is .660. Boston comes into the game with 146 power play opportunities and they have notched 31 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 21.23%. While at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 98 goals while having 115 on offense. Boston has tried 1,652 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. The Bruins have had 1,387 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. Boston Bruins opponents have amassed 169 power play opportunities (3rd in hockey) and have come away with 23 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jeremy Swayman. Opponents have racked up 13 goals versus Swayman in his career and his goals against average is 1.62. Swayman has been involved in 8 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .942 in his 482 minutes on the ice. He has earned a win-loss record of 6-2-0 and he has gotten the start in 8 games. Over the course of his pro career, Swayman has compiled 7 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .875. Swayman has seen 224 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 211 total saves.
The last time they were on the ice, New Jersey faced off against the Flyers in a matchup where the Devils got the victory by a tally of 4-1. New Jersey wound up with a 39.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New Jersey had and we'd say they played well overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 40.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 29 and the Flyers having accrued a 43 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 112 and their percentage of oZS was 39.4%. The Devils had 4 goals of the 21 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to score a goal.
On the year, the New Jersey Devils have accounted for 136 goals, 41 points, and a points percentage of .402. They have allowed 173 goals to be scored by way of 133 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Devils have accumulated 115 goals at even strength and 21 goals (28th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 145 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 14.48%. New Jersey has taken 1,497 shots (18th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.08%, while allowing their opponents 1,568 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 70.37% on their opponents 135 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.0%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Scott Wedgewood defending the goal. Teams are averaging 3.05 goals per game and he has given up 107 goals in total. Wedgewood's quality start rate comes out to 41.2% and he has accumulated 14 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 34 games and his ice time sits at 2,108 mins. Wedgewood has compiled a lifetime record of 10-16-8 and has played in 38 games. He has racked up 981 saves out of 1,088 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .902.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+170)
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