Anaheim Ducks vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 10/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
The Boston Bruins will try to beat the Anaheim Ducks at TD Garden on Thursday.
The Anaheim Ducks will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-2 loss to the Devils in their previous game. The Ducks didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 20 shots they put on net. They also had 4 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Anaheim recorded 20 mins in the box in this contest.
In the matter of their scoring, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 12 goals (13th in the NHL) this season and have conceded 21. For the season, they have accumulated 2 points and their points percentage sits at .250. Anaheim comes into tonight with 12 power play chances and they have added 2 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 16.67%. While at even strength, the Ducks have allowed 15 goals while having 10 as an offensive unit. Anaheim has taken 92 shots and has a shot percentage of 13.0%. The Ducks thus far have had 170 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .876. Anaheim Ducks opponents have 16 power play tries (5th in pro hockey) and have scored 6 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. The opposition has notched 978 goals against Gibson in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.69. Gibson has participated in 381 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .914 during his 21,816 mins played. He has compiled an overall record of 167-150-51 and he was named the starter in 373 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Gibson has 204 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .547. Gibson has seen 11,392 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 10,414 total saves.
In their last contest, Boston played the Senators in a matchup where the Bruins went home in defeat by a mark of 7-5. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one and recorded 1 out of those chances. The Bruins recorded 5 goals of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Bruins have accumulated 18 goals at even strength and 3 goals (11th in the NHL) while on the power play. Boston has attempted 141 shots (4th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 14.89%, while allowing the other team 131 shots. So far this season, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 21 goals, 6 points, and a points percentage of .750. They have allowed 15 goals to be scored by way of 14 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they were shorthanded. They have earned 12 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 25.00%. They have a penalty kill rate of 92.31% on their oppositions 13 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 88.5%.
For the opposition you will find Linus Ullmark defending the net. Ullmark has amassed a career mark of 78-57-15 and has participated in 161 games. Ullmark's quality start percentage comes in at 55.6% and he has accumulated 85 quality starts in his pro career. He has a tally of 4,337 stops out of 4,747 shots tried, giving him a save % of .914. His opponents are averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has yielded 410 goals overall. He has made the start in 153 games and has been on the ice for 9,145 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim
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