Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 4/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+275) Bruins (-350)
The Ottawa Senators (27-40-6) are on their way to TD Garden on Thursday where they will take on the Boston Bruins (45-23-5). The moneyline on this game has Ottawa at +275 and Boston is priced at -350. The total comes in at 6.
The Ottawa Senators will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-1 victory over the Red Wings in their last game. Ottawa accrued 4 penalty mins in this matchup. The Senators had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. Furthermore, they had 2 attempts on the power play but didn't net one. In the outing, they tallied a score on 4 of the 32 shots they put on net.
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Ottawa Senators opponents have recorded 219 power play opportunities (10th in the NHL) and have notched 44 goals in those attempts. The Senators have had 2,404 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .902. Ottawa has tried 2,208 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.9%. When at even strength, the Senators have conceded 191 goals while having 154 of their own. Ottawa has compiled 216 power play opportunities and they have added 42 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 19.44%. For the current season, they have tallied 60 points and their points percentage sits at .411. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have racked up 196 goals (26th in the NHL) so far this season and have surrendered 235.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Anton Forsberg. Opponents have tallied 251 goals versus Forsberg in his career and his goals against rate is 3.01. Forsberg has played in 96 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .909 in his 5,006 minutes between the pipes. He has earned a win-loss record of 33-45-8 and he has started in 88 games. During his career on the ice, Forsberg has accumulated 48 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .545. Forsberg has seen 2,759 shots taken against him and has recorded 2,508 saves.
When they took the ice last, Boston went up against the Blues in a matchup where the Bruins ended up taking the loss by a final of 4-2. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Bruins recorded 2 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they attempted.
Boston has tried 2,631 shots (2nd in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.63%, while allowing the opposition 2,100 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 82.48% on the other teams 234 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.6%. They have earned 211 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 22.27%. The Bruins have accumulated 180 goals at even strength and 47 goals (15th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 197 goals to be scored by way of 156 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 227 goals, 95 points, in addition to a points percentage of .651.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jeremy Swayman protecting the net. He has tallied 1,134 saves out of the 1,229 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .923. Swayman has a lifetime mark of 27-14-3 and has participated in 45 games. He has made the start in 44 games and has accumulated 2,656 mins. Swayman's rate of quality starts sits at 70.5% and he has qualified for 31 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.15 goals per contest and he has surrendered 95 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-350)
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