Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 4/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-105) Capitals (-115)
Ilya Samsonov and the Washington Capitals (25-10-4) play the Boston Bruins (20-10-6) at Capital One Arena on Thursday. The Bruins open this contest at -105 while the Capitals are coming in at -115. The total opens at 5.5.
The Bruins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 victory against the Flyers in their previous game. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 34.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 102.9 for this one. They earned 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 34 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against finished at 50, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 39.0%. The Corsi for the Bruins was 47 and the Corsi against was 66 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 41.6%. Boston accrued 6 minutes in the box in this outing. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal. The Bruins had a good offensive performance in the win. In the game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 26 shots they put on net.
The Bruins have had 993 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .910. When at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 76 goals while earning 73 on the offensive side of the ice. Boston Bruins opponents have 115 power play opportunities (18th in the league) and have earned 13 goals in those chances. For the season, they have scored 46 points and their points percentage comes in at .639. Boston has tried 1,155 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.6%. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have racked up 99 goals (23rd in the NHL) for the season and have conceded 89. Boston has accumulated 108 power play chances and they have notched 26 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 24.07%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Daniel Vladar. Opponents have been able to score 9 goals versus Vladar in his professional career and his goals against rate is 2.25. Vladar has been in net for 4 contests throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is .922 during his 240 mins played. He has earned an overall mark of 2-1-1 and was named the starter in 4 games. Over the course of his pro career, Vladar has accounted for 2 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .500. Vladar has had 116 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 107 saves.
In their last game, Washington squared up with the Islanders in an outing where the Capitals took the defeat by a final score of 1-0. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Capitals missed all 29 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 97 and they earned an oZS percentage of 58.3%. Washington wrapped up this game with a 45.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Washington played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 41.8% by amassing a Fenwick of 33 and the Islanders ending the game with a 46 Fenwick.
On the campaign, the Washington Capitals have notched a total of 130 goals, 54 points, in addition to a points percentage of .692. They have allowed 116 goals to be scored by way of 96 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Capitals have earned 107 goals at even strength and 23 goals (18th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 96 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 23.96%. Washington has attempted 1,084 shots (28th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.99%, while allowing the opposition 1,140 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 82.91% on their oppositions 117 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.8%.
Across the ice you are going to see Ilya Samsonov between the pipes. He has compiled 930 saves out of the 1,025 shots tried, giving him a save % of .907. Samsonov has accrued a lifetime mark of 25-8-3 and has played in 39 games. He has started in 34 contests and has played for a total of 2,142 mins. Samsonov's quality start percentage comes out to 52.9% and he has qualified for 18 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.66 goals per contest and he has yielded 95 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-115) and under 5.5 goals
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