Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 3/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins
Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+188) Bruins (-225)
The Montreal Canadiens (17-36-9) are on their way to TD Garden on Monday where they will play the Boston Bruins (38-19-5). The line on this matchup has the Canadiens at +188 while the Bruins open at -225. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Montreal Canadiens came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-1 win against the Senators in their last outing. The Canadiens had a solid offensive output in the victory. For the outing, they converted 5 out of the 27 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries and were able to score 1 goal. Montreal compiled 6 penalty mins for this matchup.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have earned 208 power play tries (3rd in the league) and have scored 54 goals in those chances. The Canadiens have had 2,087 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .888. Montreal has taken 1,847 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.5%. At even strength, the Canadiens let the opposition score 180 goals while notching 129 of their own. Montreal has tallied 195 power play opportunities and they have tallied 27 goals during those chances, earning them a percentage of 13.85%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 43 points and their points % is .347. Regarding scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 156 goals (31st in hockey) this year and have conceded 234.
The man in net for this game is Sam Montembeault. Opponents have been able to score 164 goals versus Montembeault in his career and his average for goals against per game is 3.48. Montembeault has been involved in 56 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is .893 during his 2,827 mins between the pipes. He has earned an overall record of 16-21-8 and was named the starter in 43 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Montembeault has recorded 17 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .395. Montembeault has seen 1,531 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,367 total saves.
In their last contest, Boston faced off against the Jets in an outing where the Bruins took home the victory by a final score of 4-2. The Bruins tallied 4 goals out of the 45 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play chances in this one and scored 1 goal out of those attempts.
For the year, the Boston Bruins have earned a total of 186 goals, 81 points, in addition to a points percentage of .653. They have granted a total of 165 goals to be scored by of a combination of 129 goals at even strength and 36 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Bruins have earned 143 goals at even strength and 43 goals (9th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 174 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 24.71%. Boston has taken 2,195 shots (5th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.47%, while allowing the other team 1,796 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.73% on the other teams 197 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jeremy Swayman in the crease. His opponents are averaging 1.94 goals per contest and he has surrendered 75 goals overall. Swayman's quality start percentage is 71.1% and he has 27 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 38 contests and has played 2,321 minutes. Swayman is sitting with a career record of 24-11-3 and has played in 39 games. He is sitting with 995 stops out of 1,070 shots tried, giving him a save % of .930.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-225)
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