Boston Bruins vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 1/7/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-210) Sharks (+172)
The San Jose Sharks (12-20-7) will try to defeat the Boston Bruins (30-4-4) at SAP Center on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Bruins at -210 and the Sharks are coming in at +172. The over/under is 7.
The Boston Bruins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win against the Kings in their previous contest . Boston compiled 7 mins in the box in this matchup. The Bruins played really well in the win. In addition, they had 1 power play chance and notched 1 goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 5 of the 22 shots they put on goal.
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While at even strength, the Bruins let the opposition score 62 goals while getting 105 as an offensive unit. Boston Bruins opponents have 135 power play opportunities (9th in professional hockey) and have come away with 20 goals in those attempts. When discussing scoring goals, the Boston Bruins have tallied 143 goals (1st in the National Hockey League) this season and have allowed 82. Boston has taken 1,310 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.9%. For the current season, they have accumulated 64 points and their points % is .842. The Bruins have had 1,115 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .926. Boston comes into tonight with 138 power play chances and they have notched 38 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 27.54%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Linus Ullmark. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Ullmark has accumulated 104 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .594. His save percentage currently is .917 during his 10,457 mins played. Ullmark has seen 5,398 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 4,949 saves. Opponents have notched 449 goals versus Ullmark in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.58. He has amassed a mark of 97-58-16 and he started in 175 games. Ullmark has been involved in 183 contests during his NHL career.
Their last time out, San Jose squared up with the Blackhawks in a game where the Sharks notched a victory by a mark of 5-2. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't score a goal. The Sharks notched 5 goals of the 28 shots on goal they tried.
The Sharks have tallied 95 goals at even strength and 24 goals (25th in pro hockey) while on the power play. San Jose has attempted 1,150 shots (19th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 10.35%, while allowing the other team 1,181 shots. Over the course of the season, the San Jose Sharks have earned 119 goals, 31 points, and a points percentage of .397. They have allowed 142 goals to be scored by of a combination of 124 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have recorded 111 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 21.62%. They have a penalty kill rate of 84.07% on the other teams 113 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 88.0%.
On the other side of the ice you will find James Reimer in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.82 goals per game and he has allowed 1,168 goals in total. Reimer's rate of quality starts comes out to 52.4% and he has qualified for 219 quality starts in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 418 games and his ice time sits at 24,844 mins. Reimer has compiled a career record of 199-159-56 and has played in 454 games. He has gathered 12,118 saves out of the 13,286 shots tried, giving him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-210)
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