Arizona Coyotes vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 3/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+260) Bruins (-335)
The Arizona Coyotes (18-35-4) are on their way to TD Garden on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Boston Bruins (35-18-5). The odds on this game have the Coyotes at +260 while the Bruins are sitting at -335. The over/under comes in at 5.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 win against the Maple Leafs their last time on the ice. The Coyotes had a good offensive outing in this win. In the outing, they converted 5 out of the 23 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to notch a goal. Arizona garnered 2 penalty minutes in this contest.
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The Coyotes have had 1,988 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .898. When at even strength, the Coyotes let the opposition score 155 goals while getting 127 of their own. Arizona Coyotes opponents have 179 power play tries (8th in professional hockey) and have earned 48 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have recorded 40 points and their points percentage comes in at .351. Arizona has attempted 1,487 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.8%. Pertaining to scoring goals, the Arizona Coyotes have racked up 145 goals (29th in hockey) on the year and have conceded 203. Arizona skates onto the rink with 145 power play opportunities and they have notched 18 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 12.41%.
The player in the crease for this game is Scott Wedgewood. Opponents have been able to score 195 goals versus Wedgewood in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 3.11. Wedgewood has been in goal for 67 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently sits at .904 for his 3,757 minutes in the crease. He has a mark of 19-31-11 and he was named the starter in 59 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Wedgewood has accounted for 24 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .407. Wedgewood has had 2,023 shots against him and has amassed 1,828 saves.
When they took the ice last, Boston went up against the Blackhawks in a game where the Bruins got the victory by a final of 4-3. The Bruins had 4 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and netted 2 goals out of those chances.
On the year, the Boston Bruins have accumulated 175 goals, 75 points, and a points percentage of .647. They have permitted 156 goals to be scored by way of 121 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Bruins have tallied 134 goals at even strength and 41 goals (9th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 163 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 25.15%. Boston has tried 2,036 shots (4th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.60%, while allowing the other team 1,684 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.98% on the other teams 184 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 90.7%.
Across the rink you are expected to see Jeremy Swayman in goal. Swayman has amassed a lifetime mark of 23-10-3 and has participated in 37 games. Swayman's percentage of quality starts is 72.2% and he has accumulated 26 quality starts in his NHL career. He has accrued 938 stops out of the 1,008 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .931. Opponents are averaging 1.91 goals/game and he has relinquished 70 goals overall. He has made the start in 36 games and has accumulated 2,202 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+260)
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