Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 11/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+295) Bruins (+115)
TD Garden is the venue where Jeremy Swayman and the Boston Bruins (4-3-0) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (4-4-2) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Red Wings priced at +295 and the Bruins are at +115. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Red Wings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-0 defeat to the Canadiens in their last game. The Corsi for the Red Wings came in at 38 and the Corsi against was 58 which means they had a Corsi rate of 39.6%. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 54.3% and they had a PDO of 92.5 for this game. Detroit accumulated 4 mins in the box in this game. The Red Wings offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick Against sat at 47, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 35.6%. They amassed 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 27 opportunities to control the puck. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they took the loss without having netted any of the 22 shots they put on goal.
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When discussing their scoring, the Detroit Red Wings have accounted for 29 goals (10th in pro hockey) for the year and have allowed 34. For the year, they have recorded 10 points and their points % is .500. Detroit skates onto the rink with 35 power play chances and they have tallied 5 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 14.29%. While at even strength, the Red Wings have allowed the opponent to score 25 goals while notching 24 on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit has attempted 297 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.8%. The Red Wings have had 340 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .900. Detroit Red Wings opponents have 35 power play tries (7th in professional hockey) and have a total of 9 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has played in 35 games throughout his hockey career. He has a record of 18-9-6 and he started in 32 games. Opponents have racked up 74 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.19. Nedeljkovic has seen 978 shots against him and has gathered 904 total saves. His save percentage currently is .924 during his 2,031 mins on the ice. Over the course of his career, Nedeljkovic has 20 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .625.
In their last contest, Boston went up against the Panthers in an outing where the Bruins earned a win by a score of 3-2. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest and notched 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Bruins tallied 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 101 and their oZS percentage was 36.6%. Boston wound up with a 47.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Boston played and it shows us they played like an average team. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 44.9% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Panthers ending the game with a 38 Fenwick.
The Bruins have racked up 14 goals at even strength and 3 goals (29th in the league) while on the power play. Boston has taken 237 shots (28th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.17%, while allowing their opponents 201 shots. Over the course of the season, the Boston Bruins are sitting with 17 goals, 8 points, as well as a points percentage of .571. They have a tally of 19 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.79%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.95% on their oppositions 21 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%. They have allowed 20 goals to be scored by way of 16 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Jeremy Swayman patrolling the crease. Swayman has amassed a career mark of 8-5-0 and has participated in 13 contests. Swayman's quality start rate sits at 84.6% and he has earned 11 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has gathered 323 saves out of the 346 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .934. The opposition is averaging 1.77 goals per game and he has allowed 23 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 13 games and has played for a total of 779 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (+115)
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