Boston Bruins vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 2/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-240) Senators (+195)
The Boston Bruins (26-16-3) are headed to Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday where they will take on the Ottawa Senators (16-23-4). The line on this contest has the Bruins at -240 while the Senators are priced at +195. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Boston Bruins will look to clean up some issues after taking a 6-0 defeat to the Hurricanes in their previous game. Boston accrued 15 penalty minutes for this game. The Bruins didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities but didn't convert them into a score. In the outing, they ended the night with no scores out of the 34 shots they attempted.
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Boston Bruins opponents have recorded 151 power play opportunities (5th in pro hockey) and have scored 27 goals in those chances. The Bruins have had 1,317 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .902. Boston has taken 1,584 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.3%. While playing at even strength, the Bruins have conceded 102 goals while scoring 97 on the offensive side of the ice. Boston has accumulated 136 power play opportunities and they have notched 35 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.74%. For the current campaign, they have 55 points and their points percentage sits at .611. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have racked up 132 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have conceded 129.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Linus Ullmark. Throughout his time in hockey, Ullmark has 74 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .544. His save percentage is at .912 for his 8,124 mins on the ice. Ullmark has had 4,269 shot attempts against him and has recorded 3,893 total saves. The opposition has notched 376 goals versus Ullmark in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.78. He has amassed a record of 66-54-14 and he started in 136 games. Ullmark has been in goal for 142 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
In their last contest, Ottawa faced off against the Penguins in a game where the Senators ended up taking the loss by a tally of 2-0. The Senators earned 0 goals of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play chance in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
Ottawa has taken 1,300 shots (30th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.00%, while allowing the opposition 1,455 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.92% on the other teams 131 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 90.3%. They have recorded 131 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 17.56%. The Senators have 94 goals at even strength and 23 goals (22nd in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 141 goals to be scored by way of 116 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Ottawa Senators have accounted for 117 goals, 36 points, in addition to a points percentage of .419.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Anton Forsberg protecting the goal. Forsberg has accumulated a career record of 23-37-6 and has participated in 75 contests. Forsberg's quality start percentage sits at 47.1% and he has made 32 quality starts in his career. He has accrued 1,896 saves out of the 2,096 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .905. Teams are averaging 3.16 goals per contest and he has yielded 200 goals in total. He has started in 68 contests and has accumulated 3,794 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+195)
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