Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 4/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+295) Bruins (-400)
Linus Ullmark and the Buffalo Sabres (10-25-6) go to TD Garden on Tuesday where they'll meet the Boston Bruins (21-12-6). The Sabres open this contest at +295 while the Bruins are priced at -400. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Sabres were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 victory over the Flyers in their last game. The Corsi for the Sabres was 50 and the Corsi against was at 67 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 42.7%. The offensive zone starts for them were at 53.9% and they had a PDO of 111.1 for this one. Buffalo recorded 8 penalty mins in this contest. The Sabres had a impressive offensive performance in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 57, giving them a Fenwick rate of 39.4%. They accounted for 26 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 33 attempts to control the puck. They also had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. While out there on the ice, they scored on 5 out of the 31 shots they tried.
Buffalo Sabres opponents have earned 107 power play tries (27th in the NHL) and have racked up 24 goals in those chances. The Sabres have had 1,336 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .894. Buffalo has attempted 1,140 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.3%. While at even strength, the Sabres let the opposition score 118 goals while having 73 on the offensive side of the ice. Buffalo has accumulated 102 power play opportunities and they have tallied 22 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 21.57%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 26 points and their points percentage sits at .317. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Buffalo Sabres have earned 95 goals (30th in the NHL) so far this year and have allowed 142.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Linus Ullmark. Throughout his time in hockey, Ullmark is sitting with 62 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .559. His save percentage currently sits at .912 for his 6,671 minutes in the crease. Ullmark has seen 3,524 shot attempts against him and has gathered 3,215 total saves. The opposition has racked up 309 goals against Ullmark in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.78. He has accumulated a mark of 50-47-13 and was named the starter in 111 games. Ullmark has participated in 116 contests during his hockey career.
In their last outing, Boston went up against the Capitals in a game where the Bruins went home in defeat by a final of 8-1. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 out of those opportunities. The Bruins netted 1 goal of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO of 71 and they had an oZS percentage of 66.7%. Boston went home with a 60.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Boston played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick rate was 60.3% by amassing a Fenwick of 41 and the Capitals ending the game with a 27 Fenwick at even strength.
Over the course of the season, the Boston Bruins have earned a total of 106 goals, 48 points, as well as a points percentage of .615. They have allowed 102 goals to be scored by way of 83 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Bruins have 78 goals at even strength and 28 goals (12th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 120 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 23.33%. Boston has tried 1,254 shots (10th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.45%, while allowing their opponents 1,082 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 85.38% on their opponents 130 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.6%.
For the opposition you will find Tuukka Rask defending the goal. He has recorded 14,053 saves out of the 15,251 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .921. Rask has earned a career mark of 299-162-66 and has participated in 551 contests. He has started in 530 games and his ice time sits at 31,684 mins. Rask's percentage of quality starts comes in at 60.8% and he has made 322 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.27 goals per game and he has allowed 1,198 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo (+295)
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