Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 4/24/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-275) Canadiens (+225)
Bell Centre is where the Montreal Canadiens (20-47-11) will try to beat the Boston Bruins (47-25-5) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Boston at -275 and Montreal is coming in at +225. The over/under is 6.
The Boston Bruins will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-0 loss to the Penguins in their previous contest. Boston amassed 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't net one. The Bruins didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For the game, they weren't able to score on any of the 52 shots they put on goal.
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The Bruins have had 2,210 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .906. When playing at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 163 goals while scoring 187 themselves. Boston Bruins opponents have 247 power play tries (5th in professional hockey) and have scored 44 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have racked up 99 points and their points percentage is sitting at .643. Boston has tried 2,789 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.4%. Regarding their scoring, the Boston Bruins have racked up 234 goals (17th in hockey) for the season and have surrendered 207. Boston has accumulated 222 power play opportunities and they have added 47 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 21.17%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Linus Ullmark. During his career on the ice, Ullmark is sitting with 81 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .547. His save percentage currently is .912 in his 8,827 minutes played. Ullmark has had 4,576 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 4,175 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 401 goals against Ullmark in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.73. He has accumulated a mark of 73-57-15 and he has gotten the start in 148 games. Ullmark has taken the ice for 155 games throughout his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Montreal opposed the Flyers in a matchup where the Canadiens took a loss by a score of 6-3. The Canadiens earned 3 goals of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this game but didn't score a goal.
The Canadiens have tallied 166 goals at even strength and 31 goals (29th in hockey) while on the power play. Montreal has put up 2,308 shots (24th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.54%, while allowing their opponents 2,689 shots. This season, the Montreal Canadiens have accounted for 197 goals, 51 points, in addition to a points percentage of .327. They have a total of 236 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 13.14%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 74.90% on their oppositions 263 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.8%. They have allowed 301 goals to be scored by of a combination of 235 goals at even strength and 66 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Carey Price protecting the goal. Price has accrued a career mark of 360-260-79 and has played in 710 games. Price's quality start rate comes out to 57.4% and he has 401 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has recorded 19,247 saves out of 20,994 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .917. His opposition is averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has allowed 1,747 goals overall. He has been a starter 698 contests and has been on the ice for 41,886 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston (-275)
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