Boston Bruins vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 3/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-110) Wild (-110)
The Boston Bruins (36-18-5) are on their way to Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday where they will meet the Minnesota Wild (34-20-4). The line on this matchup has the Bruins at -110 while the Wild are sitting at -110. The total is 6.
The Boston Bruins will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 win against the Coyotes in their last outing. The Bruins were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the victory. In the game, they netted 3 out of the 40 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 1 chance on the power play but didn't get a goal. Boston compiled 2 penalty minutes in this contest.
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The Bruins have had 1,713 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .908. While playing at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 123 goals while earning 137 as an offensive unit. Boston Bruins opponents have amassed 186 power play tries (6th in pro hockey) and have scored 35 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, the have a total of 77 points and their points percentage sits at .653. Boston has tried 2,076 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.6%. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have notched 178 goals (16th in hockey) for the season and have conceded 158. Boston steps onto the ice with 164 power play opportunities and they have notched 41 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.00%.
The man in net for this game is Jeremy Swayman. Swayman has played in 38 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 24-10-3 and he has started in 37 games. Opponents have racked up 72 goals versus Swayman in his career and his goals against average per contest is 1.91. Swayman has seen 1,037 shots taken against him and has garnered 965 saves. He has a save percentage of .931 during his 2,262 mins in the crease. Over the course of his pro career, Swayman has 27 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .730.
In their last contest, Minnesota faced the Predators in an outing where the Wild ended up taking the loss by a final of 6-2. The Wild notched 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
Over the course of the season, the Minnesota Wild have notched a total of 213 goals, 72 points, and a points percentage of .621. They have allowed 189 goals to be scored by way of 143 goals at even strength and 46 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Wild are sitting with 178 goals at even strength and 35 goals (18th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 176 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 19.89%. Minnesota has taken 1,890 shots (14th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 11.27%, while allowing the other team 1,861 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 76.04% on the other teams 192 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 89.8%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Cam Talbot in the crease. He has a tally of 10,325 stops out of the 11,292 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .914. Talbot has a lifetime mark of 191-142-31 and has been in goal for 383 games. He has made the start in 368 games and his ice time sits at 21,933 minutes. Talbot's quality start percentage comes in at 52.7% and he has accumulated 194 quality starts in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.65 goals per game and he has surrendered 967 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-110)
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