Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 4/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-110) Bruins (-110)
The Boston Bruins (45-24-5) will compete against the Pittsburgh Penguins (43-22-11) at TD Garden on Saturday. The line on this contest has Pittsburgh at -110 and Boston is coming in at -110. The total is set at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 win against the Islanders in the last game they played. Pittsburgh recorded 6 penalty mins for this matchup. Additionally, they had 2 attempts on the power play but didn't net one. The Penguins had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this win. While out there on the ice, they finished 6 of the 28 shots they tried.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have tallied 250 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have allowed 206. For the current campaign, they have 97 points and their points % is .638. Pittsburgh comes into the game with 234 power play opportunities and they have scored 49 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 20.94%. At even strength, the Penguins have allowed the opponent to score 179 goals while earning 201 when they are on offense. Pittsburgh has taken 2,633 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. The Penguins have had 2,349 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have tallied 194 power play opportunities (29th in the NHL) and have come away with 27 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Tristan Jarry. The opposition has been able to score 389 goals versus Jarry in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.57. Jarry has been in goal for 159 games throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 9,069 minutes on the ice. He has accumulated a record of 93-47-13 and was named the starter in 151 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Jarry has recorded 93 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .616. Jarry has seen 4,570 shots taken against him and has accrued 4,181 total saves.
In their last game, Boston played the Senators in a game where the Bruins ended up losing by a mark of 3-2. The Bruins had 2 goals of the 42 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Boston has attempted 2,673 shots (2nd in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.57%, while allowing their opponents 2,132 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 82.08% on their opponents 240 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.6%. They have recorded 216 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 21.76%. The Bruins are sitting with 182 goals at even strength and 47 goals (15th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 200 goals to be scored by way of 157 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Boston Bruins have 229 goals, 95 points, in addition to a points percentage of .642.
Across the rink you are going to see Jeremy Swayman defending the goal. Swayman has accrued a career mark of 27-15-3 and has been in goal for 46 games. Swayman's rate of quality starts sits at 70.5% and he has 31 quality starts in his professional career. He has recorded 1,155 saves out of 1,253 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .922. Teams are averaging 2.18 goals per game and he has allowed 98 goals overall. He has made the start in 44 contests and has accumulated 2,694 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston (-110)
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