Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 4/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-118) Penguins (+100)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (27-14-6) go to PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Penguins (32-14-3). The odds on this contest have the Bruins priced at -118 and the Penguins are at +100. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Bruins were on the losing side of the ice with a 1-0 defeat to the Penguins in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Bruins was sitting at 44 and the Corsi against was at 51 which means they had a Corsi rate of 46.3%. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 46.5% and they had a PDO of 96.4 for this matchup. Boston garnered 2 mins in the box for this contest. The Bruins didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 37, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 49.3%. They totaled 26 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 1 power play attempt but didn't convert it into a score. In the game, they weren't able to score on any of the 30 shots they attempted.
The Bruins have had 1,311 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .912. While at even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 93 goals while earning 103 when they are on offense. Boston Bruins opponents have tallied 162 power play tries (1st in professional hockey) and have notched 23 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have accumulated 60 points and their points % is .638. Boston has taken 1,538 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.6%. Pertaining to their scoring, the Boston Bruins have accumulated 132 goals (18th in pro hockey) so far this year and have conceded 116. Boston has 139 power play chances and they have notched 29 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 20.86%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Tuukka Rask. Rask has been in goal for 555 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a record of 302-162-66 and got the start in 534 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,206 goals versus Rask in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.27. Rask has seen 15,367 shots against him and has garnered 14,161 saves. His save percentage is .922 during his 31,905 mins in the crease. Over the course of his career, Rask has 325 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .609.
In their win over Boston, Pittsburgh had a PDO of 104 and their oZS percentage was 53.5%. They had 1 chance on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick rate was 50.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 37 and the Bruins earning a 36 Fenwick at even strength. The Penguins scored 1 goal of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. Pittsburgh wrapped up this game with a 53.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Pittsburgh had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
During this campaign, the Pittsburgh Penguins have tallied 166 goals, 67 points, in addition to a points percentage of .684. They have permitted 134 goals to be scored by way of 102 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins have tallied 135 goals at even strength and 31 goals (12th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 134 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 23.13%. Pittsburgh has tried 1,472 shots (7th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.28%, while allowing the opposition 1,457 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 77.62% on the other teams 143 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.8%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Tristan Jarry defending the goal. Jarry holds a career record of 55-28-7 and has played in 95 contests. Jarry's quality start rate sits at 62.2% and he has qualified for 56 quality starts in his pro career. He has a tally of 2,469 saves out of 2,704 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.64 goals/game and he has relinquished 235 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 90 games and his ice time sits at 5,335 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+100) and under 6.5 goals
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