Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 4/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+105) Bruins (-125)
TD Garden is the site where Daniel Vladar and the Boston Bruins (18-9-5) will play the Pittsburgh Penguins (23-11-2) on Thursday. The Bruins open this contest at -125 while the Penguins are coming in at +105. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Penguins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory over the Islanders in their last contest. The Penguins didn't have their best offensive outing in this win. While out there on the ice, they finished 2 of the 22 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to net 1 goal. Pittsburgh recorded 6 mins in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Penguins came in at 39 and the Corsi against was at 38 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick against was 26, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 53.6%. They tallied 32 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 51.7% and their PDO was 105.0 for this game.
The Penguins have had 1,076 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .913. While playing at even strength, the Penguins let the opposition score 70 goals while notching 92 on offense. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have 110 power play tries (10th in the NHL) and have notched 24 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have tallied 48 points and their points percentage is .667. Pittsburgh has tried 1,063 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.7%. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 114 goals (8th in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 94. Pittsburgh comes into tonight with 106 power play opportunities and they have added 22 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 20.75%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Tristan Jarry. In his professional hockey career, Jarry is sitting with 50 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .610. He has a save percentage of .913 in his 4,891 minutes in the crease. Jarry has had 2,491 shots against him and has recorded 2,274 total saves. The opposition has notched 217 goals against Jarry in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.66. He has compiled a win-loss record of 49-28-6 and he started in 82 games. Jarry has taken the ice for 87 matchups during his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Boston squared up with the Devils in a game where the Bruins ended up with the win by a mark of 5-4. Boston had a 61.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Boston played and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 62.1% by notching a Fenwick of 59 and the Devils finishing with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 94 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 75.9%. The Bruins scored 5 goals of the 48 shots on goal they took. They had 2 chances on the power play in this outing and netted 1 out of those attempts.
So far this year, the Boston Bruins have earned a total of 85 goals, 41 points, as well as a points percentage of .641. They have allowed 75 goals to be scored by of a combination of 64 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Bruins have scored 62 goals at even strength and 23 goals (12th in the league) while on the power play. They have a tally of 99 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.23%. Boston has taken 1,041 shots (17th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.17%, while allowing the other team 868 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 89.52% on their opponents 105 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.4%.
Across the rink you will find Daniel Vladar between the pipes. Teams are averaging 1.50 goals per contest and he has allowed 3 goals in total. Vladar's quality start percentage comes out to 100.0% and he has 2 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 2 games and has racked up 120 mins. Vladar has accrued a lifetime mark of 2-0-0 and has played in 2 games. He has racked up 59 stops out of 62 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .952.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+105)
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