Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 3/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-102) Penguins (-108)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (17-9-1) host the Boston Bruins (14-7-4) at PPG Paints Arena on Monday. The line on this contest has the Bruins priced at -102 and the Penguins are at -108. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Bruins will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-0 defeat to the Rangers in their previous contest. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 38.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 81.0 in this game. They compiled 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 16 and the Fenwick against finished at 27, giving them a Fenwick rate of 37.2%. The Corsi for the Bruins sat at 26 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 39 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 40.0%. Boston compiled 20 penalty minutes in this outing. In addition, they had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. The Bruins had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. In the game, they ended the night with no scores out of the 18 shots they attempted.
When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have racked up 68 goals (24th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have given up 58. For the current campaign, the have a total of 32 points and their points % is .640. Boston is sitting with 71 power play opportunities and they have notched 17 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 23.94%. While at even strength, the Bruins let the opposition score 49 goals while earning 51 as an offensive unit. Boston has taken 772 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.8%. The Bruins have had 665 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .913. Boston Bruins opponents have earned 85 power play tries (16th in the league) and have a total of 9 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jaroslav Halak. For his career, Halak has recorded 281 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .568. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 30,629 minutes played. Halak has seen 15,126 shots taken against him and has amassed 13,864 total saves. The opposition has racked up 1,262 goals against Halak in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.47. He has a win-loss record of 278-170-60 and he has started in 495 games. Halak has taken the ice for 531 contests over the course of his NHL career.
In their last contest, Pittsburgh faced off against the Sabres in a matchup where the Penguins ended up with the win by a tally of 3-0. Their PDO was 107 and their oZS percentage was 48.6%. They had 2 power play chances in this game and scored 1 out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 52.1% by amassing a Fenwick of 38 and the Sabres ending the game with a 35 Fenwick. The Penguins earned 3 goals of the 34 shots on goal they tried. Pittsburgh wrapped up this game with a 51.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Pittsburgh had and you might say they have had worse games.
The Penguins are sitting with 72 goals at even strength and 14 goals (23rd in hockey) while on the power play. Pittsburgh has put up 779 shots (19th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 11.04%, while allowing the opposition 784 shots. So far this year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have tallied 86 goals, 35 points, as well as a points percentage of .648. They have recorded 76 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.42%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on the other teams 80 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.9%. They have allowed 79 goals to be scored by of a combination of 59 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Tristan Jarry between the pipes. Jarry has amassed a lifetime record of 45-27-5 and has played in 81 contests. Jarry's rate of quality starts comes out to 59.2% and he has accumulated 45 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has accounted for 2,107 stops out of 2,313 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .911. His opposition is averaging 2.70 goals/game and he has given up 206 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 76 games and has accumulated 4,571 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-108) and under 5.5 goals
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