Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 1/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+120) Bruins (-143)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (4-2-0) are headed to TD Garden on Tuesday where they'll take on the Boston Bruins (3-1-1). The moneyline on this game has the Penguins priced at +120 and the Bruins are at -143. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Penguins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the Rangers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Penguins played like an average offensive team in this win. While out there on the ice, they scored on 3 of the 19 shots they attempted. They also had 0 power play chances but didn't net one. Pittsburgh earned 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Penguins sat at 48 and the Corsi against was 46 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 51.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 36, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 48.6%. They won 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 46.2% and they had a PDO of 107.1 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the New York Rangers put up 26 shots. They ended the game with 2 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
With respect to scoring goals, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 19 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have given up 23. For the current season, the have a total of 8 points and their points percentage sits at .667. Pittsburgh comes into the game with 18 power play chances and they have notched 5 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 27.78%. While at even strength, the Penguins have surrendered 18 goals while getting 13. Pittsburgh has tried 171 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.1%. The Penguins have had 156 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .853. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have 21 power play opportunities (13th in the NHL) and have scored 5 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Tristan Jarry. The opposition has scored 165 goals versus Jarry in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.70. Jarry has been involved in 66 matchups throughout his NHL career. His save percentage sits at .911 in his 3,665 mins between the pipes. He has earned a win-loss record of 36-22-4 and he was named the starter in 61 games. During his career on the ice, Jarry has accrued 36 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .590. Jarry has seen 1,852 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,687 total saves.
The Bruins faced the Flyers in a matchup where the Bruins earned a victory by a final of 6 - 1. Boston went home with a 50.7% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 37 and they conceded a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.8% by notching a Fenwick of 28 and the Flyers having earned a 24 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Boston played and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 108.6 and they earned an oZS percentage of 56.3%. The Bruins netted 6 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and were able to convert 3 out of those opportunities. On the other side of the ice, the Flyers had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Boston gave way to 17 shots on goal and the Flyers ended up with a total of 8 penalty minutes.
This season, the Boston Bruins have notched a total of 13 goals, 7 points, as well as a points percentage of .700. They have granted a total of 10 goals to be scored by way of 8 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Bruins have accumulated 6 goals at even strength and 6 goals (7th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 17 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 35.29%. Boston has attempted 161 shots (18th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.07%, while allowing their opponents 113 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 90.00% on their opponents 20 power play tries, and their save percentage is 8.1%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Tuukka Rask patrolling the crease. He has compiled 13,769 saves out of the 14,939 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .922. Rask holds a career record of 293-159-64 and has participated in 539 games. He has started in 518 games and his ice time sits at 30,998 mins. Rask's quality start rate comes out to 60.8% and he has accumulated 315 quality starts in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.26 goals/game and he has yielded 1,170 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+120)
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