Boston Bruins vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 3/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-167) Blackhawks (+140)
The Chicago Blackhawks (22-30-8) are hosting the Boston Bruins (36-18-5) at United Center on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has Boston at -167 while Chicago is sitting at +140. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Boston Bruins will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 victory over the Coyotes in their last outing. The Bruins had a middle of the road showing in this victory. In the matchup, they scored on 3 out of the 40 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 1 power play chance but didn't net one. Boston compiled 2 minutes in the box in this game.
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The Bruins have had 1,713 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .908. While at even strength, the Bruins have conceded 123 goals while getting 137 of their own. Boston Bruins opponents have totaled 186 power play opportunities (6th in professional hockey) and have come away with 35 goals in those chances. For the season, the have a total of 77 points and their points percentage is .653. Boston has tried 2,076 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.6%. In terms of scoring goals, the Boston Bruins have tallied 178 goals (16th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 158. Boston skates onto the rink with 164 power play opportunities and they have notched 41 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 25.00%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jeremy Swayman. For his career, Swayman has accounted for 27 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .730. His save percentage is at .931 in his 2,262 minutes played. Swayman has had 1,037 shots taken against him and has amassed 965 saves. Opponents have racked up 72 goals against Swayman in his pro career and his goals against rate is 1.91. He has compiled a mark of 24-10-3 and he was named the starter in 37 games. Swayman has played in 38 matchups during his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Chicago faced off against the Senators in an outing where the Blackhawks took home the victory by a score of 6-3. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this outing and earned 1 goal out of those tries. The Blackhawks scored 6 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried.
On the campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks have a total of 158 goals, 52 points, in addition to a points percentage of .433. They have allowed 206 goals to be scored by way of 164 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blackhawks have earned 121 goals at even strength and 37 goals (16th in the league) while on the power play. They have a tally of 181 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.44%. Chicago has attempted 1,725 shots (28th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.16%, while allowing the opposition 1,918 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.58% on the other teams 172 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.3%.
Across the ice you are going to see Marc-Andre Fleury between the pipes. He has compiled 24,024 stops out of 26,315 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Fleury is the owner of a career record of 511-296-86 and has played in 926 contests. He has started in 770 contests and his ice time sits at 53,611 mins. Fleury's percentage of quality starts comes out to 55.1% and he has accumulated 424 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has yielded 2,291 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-167)
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