Chicago Blackhawks vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 11/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+290) Bruins (-385)
The Chicago Blackhawks (6-7-3) are en route to TD Garden on Saturday where they will take on the Boston Bruins (15-2-0). The line on this matchup has the Blackhawks at +290 while the Bruins are at -385. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Chicago Blackhawks had a rough game after their 5-2 loss to the Blues in the last game they played. Chicago garnered 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Blackhawks didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries and notched 1 goal. In the outing, they finished 2 of the 27 shots they tried.
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When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 40 goals (32nd in pro hockey) for the season and have allowed 50. For the current campaign, they have scored 15 points and their points percentage is .469. Chicago skates onto the rink with 49 power play opportunities and they have tallied 11 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 22.45%. At even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 36 goals while scoring 29 on the offensive side of the ice. Chicago has taken 414 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. The Blackhawks have seen 555 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .910. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have recorded 60 power play tries (15th in professional hockey) and have a total of 14 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Petr Mrazek. Mrazek has played in 300 games over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 141-104-32 and he has started in 273 games. The opposition has racked up 741 goals versus Mrazek in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.65. Mrazek has had 8,146 shots taken against him and he has 7,405 saves. He has a save percentage of .909 during his 16,775 mins played. Over the course of his pro career, Mrazek has accumulated 139 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .509.
In their last game, Boston faced the Flyers in a game where the Bruins earned a victory by a tally of 4-1. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one and tallied 2 out of those tries. The Bruins converted 4 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they pursued.
The Bruins have accumulated 51 goals at even strength and 17 goals (4th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Boston has put up 575 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.83%, while allowing the other team 509 shots. This season, the Boston Bruins have earned 68 goals, 30 points, as well as a points percentage of .882. They have allowed 36 goals to be scored by of a combination of 30 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 63 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 26.98%. They have a penalty kill rate of 90.63% on their opponents 64 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 92.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Linus Ullmark defending the goal. He has tallied 4,632 saves out of 5,061 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .915. Ullmark has compiled a career record of 88-58-15 and has been in net for 172 games. He has started in 164 games and has played for a total of 9,801 mins. Ullmark's quality start rate comes in at 57.3% and he has made 94 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Teams are averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has relinquished 429 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-385)
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