Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers Prediction, 11/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+112) Rangers (-134)
The Boston Bruins (8-1-0) are en route to Madison Square Garden on Thursday where they will go up against the New York Rangers (5-3-2). The line on this matchup has Boston at +112 and New York is coming in at -134. The total is 6.
The Boston Bruins went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-0 win against the Blue Jackets in their previous outing. Boston compiled 6 penalty minutes in this contest. The Bruins had a good offensive performance in the victory. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they converted 4 out of the 35 shots they attempted.
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Boston Bruins opponents have earned 33 power play tries (8th in professional hockey) and have a total of 2 goals in those chances. The Bruins have had 279 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .925. Boston has taken 317 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 12.0%. At even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 19 goals while scoring 30 on the offensive side of the ice. Boston has accounted for 34 power play opportunities and they have added 8 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 23.53%. For the season, they sit with 16 points and their points percentage sits at .889. When discussing their scoring, the Boston Bruins have racked up 38 goals (2nd in the league) for the year and have surrendered 21.
The player in the crease for this game is Jeremy Swayman. The opposition has notched 121 goals versus Swayman in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.30. Swayman has been involved in 54 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 3,152 minutes played. He has amassed a mark of 32-18-3 and he started in 52 games. During his career on the ice, Swayman has compiled 34 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .654. Swayman has seen 1,460 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 1,339 saves.
Their last time out, New York faced off against the Coyotes in a game where the Rangers earned a victory by a score of 3-2. They had 3 power play chances in this game and netted 1 out of those tries. The Rangers scored 3 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they pursued.
Over the course of the season, the New York Rangers have accounted for 31 goals, 12 points, in addition to a points percentage of .600. They have permitted 30 goals to be scored by way of 24 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Rangers have accumulated 22 goals at even strength and 9 goals (5th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 38 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 23.68%. New York has tried 365 shots (1st in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.49%, while allowing their opponents 292 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 79.31% on the other teams 29 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.7%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Igor Shesterkin between the pipes. His opponents are averaging 2.33 goals per contest and he has given up 236 goals altogether. Shesterkin's percentage of quality starts sits at 70.6% and he has earned 72 quality starts in his NHL career. He has been a starter 102 games and has been on the ice for 6,085 mins. Shesterkin is the owner of a career mark of 67-29-9 and has been in goal for 107 games. He has accrued 3,005 saves out of 3,241 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .927.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-134)
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