Nashville Predators vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 1/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+126) Bruins (-152)
The Nashville Predators (24-12-2) are en route to TD Garden on Saturday where they will go up against the Boston Bruins (21-11-2). The odds on this game have the Predators at +126 and the Bruins are priced at -152. The over/under is 6.
The Nashville Predators will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-1 loss to the Sabres in their last game. Nashville earned 8 penalty minutes for this contest. The Predators offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. Additionally, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. In the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 1 out of the 30 shots they attempted.
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When it comes to their scoring, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 117 goals (8th in the league) on the campaign and have surrendered 102. For the year, they have recorded 50 points and their points percentage is sitting at .658. Nashville steps onto the ice with 115 power play chances and they have notched 31 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 26.96%. When playing at even strength, the Predators let the opposition score 79 goals while scoring 86 when they are on offense. Nashville has tried 1,115 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. The Predators have had 1,176 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. Nashville Predators opponents have 130 power play opportunities (1st in professional hockey) and have earned 23 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has been involved in 186 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has earned a record of 96-57-18 and he has gotten the start in 170 games. The opposition has racked up 431 goals against Saros in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.46. Saros has had 5,489 shots against him and has recorded 5,058 saves. His save percentage currently is at .921 for his 10,508 minutes played. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Saros has earned 107 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .629.
In their last outing, Boston went up against the Flyers in an outing where the Bruins got the win by a final of 3-2. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this one and scored 2 goals out of those attempts. The Bruins scored 3 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they attempted.
On the campaign, the Boston Bruins have a total of 106 goals, 44 points, as well as a points percentage of .647. They have allowed 86 goals to be scored by of a combination of 67 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. The Bruins have accumulated 82 goals at even strength and 24 goals (11th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 104 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 23.08%. Boston has attempted 1,217 shots (5th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.71%, while allowing the opposition 990 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 82.88% on their oppositions 111 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 91.3%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Linus Ullmark patrolling the crease. He has accounted for 3,693 saves out of the 4,044 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913. Ullmark has a lifetime mark of 62-52-13 and has been in goal for 134 contests. He has made the start in 129 contests and his ice time sits at 7,692 minutes. Ullmark's quality start rate comes out to 55.8% and he has accumulated 72 quality starting assignments in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.74 goals per contest and he has allowed 351 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (+126)
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