Boston Bruins vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 4/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+105) Blues (-125)
The Boston Bruins (46-24-5) are on their way to Enterprise Center on Tuesday where they will try to beat the St. Louis Blues (46-20-10). The moneyline on this game has Boston at +105 while St. Louis is priced at -125. The over/under is 6.
The Boston Bruins had a good night with a 2-1 win over the Penguins in their previous game. Boston garnered 4 minutes in the box for this contest. Furthermore, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Bruins didn't have a great showing offensively in this win. For the outing, they scored on 2 of the 29 shots they tried.
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Concerning their scoring, the Boston Bruins have accumulated 231 goals (17th in hockey) on the year and have given up 201. For the season, they have 97 points and their points percentage is .647. Boston has 218 power play chances and they have notched 47 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 21.56%. When playing at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 158 goals while notching 184 themselves. Boston has attempted 2,702 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.6%. The Bruins have had 2,156 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .907. Boston Bruins opponents have 243 power play opportunities (4th in professional hockey) and have notched 43 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jeremy Swayman. Swayman has played in 47 matchups during his NHL career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 28-15-3 and he has started in 45 games. The opposition has scored 99 goals against Swayman in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.16. Swayman has seen 1,277 shots taken against him and has amassed 1,178 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .922 in his 2,754 minutes in the crease. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Swayman has accumulated 32 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .711.
In their last contest, St. Louis faced the Predators in a matchup where the Blues earned a win by a score of 8-3. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this game and converted 1 goal on that opportunity. The Blues scored 8 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking.
On the campaign, the St. Louis Blues have tallied 286 goals, 102 points, in addition to a points percentage of .671. They have allowed 216 goals to be scored by of a combination of 182 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blues have 227 goals at even strength and 59 goals (3rd in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 221 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 26.70%. St. Louis has tried 2,322 shots (16th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 12.32%, while allowing their opponents 2,419 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 83.73% on their opponents 209 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 91.1%.
Across the ice you are going to see Ville Husso between the pipes. The opposition is averaging 2.67 goals per contest and he has allowed 137 goals overall. Husso's rate of quality starts sits at 58.0% and he has made 29 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 50 games and his ice time sits at 3,079 mins. Husso has accrued a career mark of 33-12-6 and has participated in 54 contests. He has accrued 1,463 saves out of the 1,600 shots tried, giving him a rate of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (+105)
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