New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 3/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+188) Bruins (-225)
Mackenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (13-16-4) travel to TD Garden on Tuesday where they'll meet the Boston Bruins (17-9-5). The Bruins open this game at -225 while the Devils are priced at +188. The total is set at 6.5.
The Devils were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 1-0 victory against the Bruins in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Devils came in at 38 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 48 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.2%. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 31.7% and their PDO was 104.8 for this game. New Jersey accrued 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Devils could have played much better offensively in the victory. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 39, giving them a Fenwick rate of 41.8%. They had 13 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to control the puck. They also had 4 power play opportunities but didn't convert them into a score. For the game, they netted 1 out of the 29 shots they attempted.
New Jersey Devils opponents have earned 97 power play opportunities (24th in hockey) and have a total of 26 goals in those chances. The Devils have had 1,043 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .906. New Jersey has attempted 970 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.1%. While at even strength, the Devils have allowed the opponent to score 72 goals while having 66 themselves. New Jersey has compiled 96 power play opportunities and they have tallied 13 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 13.54%. For the year, the have a total of 30 points and their points percentage is .455. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have tallied 79 goals (29th in pro hockey) this year and have given up 98.
The player between the pipes for this game is Mackenzie Blackwood. Blackwood has been involved in 89 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled a mark of 41-33-9 and got the start in 83 games. Opponents have scored 232 goals versus Blackwood in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.74. Blackwood has had 2,715 shots against him and has accrued 2,483 total saves. His save percentage is .915 for his 5,074 minutes in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Blackwood has tallied 46 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .554.
In their loss to New Jersey, Boston had 4 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. The Bruins earned 0 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 95 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 68.7%. Boston wound up with a 55.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Boston played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate was 58.2% by amassing a Fenwick of 39 and the Devils finishing with a 28 Fenwick at even strength.
During this campaign, the Boston Bruins have earned a total of 81 goals, 39 points, as well as a points percentage of .629. They have permitted 71 goals to be scored by way of 60 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Bruins are sitting with 59 goals at even strength and 22 goals (14th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 97 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.68%. Boston has put up 993 shots (19th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.16%, while allowing their opponents 833 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 89.22% on their opponents 102 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.5%.
Across the ice you will find Jaroslav Halak between the pipes. Halak is the owner of a career record of 279-172-61 and has played in 535 games. Halak's percentage of quality starts sits at 56.8% and he has qualified for 283 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has accounted for 13,954 saves out of 15,225 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.47 goals per game and he has allowed 1,271 goals in total. He has been a starter 498 games and has accumulated 30,847 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+188)
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