Boston Bruins vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+112) Golden Knights (-136)
The Vegas Golden Knights (30-20-4) are hosting the Boston Bruins (32-18-4) at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Bruins at +112 and the Golden Knights are sitting at -136. The total is 6.
The Boston Bruins will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 loss against the Ducks in their last outing. Boston had 7 mins in the box in this game. Furthermore, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to score a goal. The Bruins played like an average offensive team in the defeat. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 34 shots they put on net.
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The Bruins have had 1,573 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .908. When at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 112 goals while earning 122 when they are on offense. Boston Bruins opponents have tallied 174 power play tries (4th in the league) and have come away with 32 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have scored 68 points and their points percentage comes in at .630. Boston has taken 1,900 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.4%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have notched 160 goals (18th in the NHL) on the season and have conceded 144. Boston is sitting with 156 power play opportunities and they have tallied 38 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 24.36%.
The man in goal for this game is Jeremy Swayman. Swayman has played in 34 games over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled a record of 20-10-3 and got the start in 33 games. Opponents have notched 61 goals against Swayman in his career and his goals against average is 1.81. Swayman has had 923 shots against him and has recorded 862 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .934 for his 2,017 minutes in the crease. In his career, Swayman is sitting with 25 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .758.
In their last outing, Vegas went up against the Sharks in a game where the Golden Knights took home the victory by a final score of 3-1. The Golden Knights recorded 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
This season, the Vegas Golden Knights have 171 goals, 64 points, as well as a points percentage of .593. They have allowed 156 goals to be scored by of a combination of 127 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. The Golden Knights are sitting with 146 goals at even strength and 25 goals (26th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 136 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 18.38%. Vegas has attempted 1,812 shots (8th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.44%, while allowing the other team 1,601 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.14% on their opponents 146 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.3%.
Across the rink you are going to see Robin Lehner in goal. Lehner has accrued a lifetime mark of 149-137-48 and has been in net for 355 contests. Lehner's quality start rate sits at 55.7% and he has 187 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 9,973 saves out of 10,878 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .917. The opposition is averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has conceded 905 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 336 games and has played 20,087 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (+112)
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