Boston Bruins vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-210) Ducks (+170)
The Boston Bruins (31-17-4) are headed to Honda Center on Tuesday where they will compete against the Anaheim Ducks (25-21-9). The moneyline on this contest has the Bruins at -210 and the Ducks are coming in at +170. The total is set at 6.
The Boston Bruins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 win over the Sharks in their previous game. Boston accumulated 8 mins in the box for this contest. The Bruins offense didn't overly impress in the win. Furthermore, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to score. For the matchup, they scored on 3 out of the 37 shots they tried.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 150 goals (21st in pro hockey) on the year and have given up 140. For the year, they have recorded 66 points and their points percentage sits at .635. Boston skates onto the rink with 152 power play chances and they have scored 36 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 23.68%. While at even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 110 goals while having 114 when they are on offense. Boston has attempted 1,834 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.2%. The Bruins have had 1,511 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .907. Boston Bruins opponents have 169 power play opportunities (5th in hockey) and have a total of 30 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Linus Ullmark. In his professional hockey career, Ullmark has accounted for 75 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .543. His save percentage is .912 for his 8,243 minutes guarding the cage. Ullmark has had 4,322 shots taken against him and has gathered 3,941 total saves. The opposition has notched 381 goals versus Ullmark in his career and his goals against rate is 2.77. He has compiled an overall record of 67-55-14 and got the start in 138 games. Ullmark has played in 144 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Anaheim went up against the Islanders in a game where the Ducks ended up taking the loss by a mark of 4-0. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. The Ducks scored 0 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took.
The Ducks have 120 goals at even strength and 37 goals (10th in the league) while on the power play. Anaheim has tried 1,634 shots (15th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.61%, while allowing the other team 1,823 shots. On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks are sitting with 157 goals, 59 points, as well as a points percentage of .536. They have a total of 152 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.34%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.17% on the other teams 157 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.9%. They have granted a total of 165 goals to be scored by of a combination of 137 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see John Gibson defending the net. Gibson has accumulated a career record of 164-136-48 and has participated in 360 contests. Gibson's quality start percentage is 56.0% and he has accumulated 197 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has recorded 9,793 stops out of 10,691 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .916. His opposition is averaging 2.61 goals/game and he has yielded 898 goals altogether. He has been a starter 352 games and has played 20,680 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-210)
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