The Boston Bruins, spearheaded by Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, are prepared to take the ice against Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri, and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in an Eastern Conference tilt. The opening faceoff will be at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, and it can be caught live on New England Sports Network.
Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils Odds
Boston is 12-8 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.4 units this season. Through 20 regular season contests, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and just two have pushed. This 2019-20 Bruins team is 5-4 SU on the road.
Boston has converted on 28.1 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.6 percent of its penalties..
With a .927 save percentage and 27.6 saves per game, Tuukka Rask (8-4-2) has been the top option in goal for Boston this year. If Boston decides to rest him, however, they may turn to Jaroslav Halak (4-4-3), who has a .924 save percentage and 2.56 goals against average this year.
New Jersey is 7-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. 11 of its games have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and none have pushed. It’s 3-7 SU as the home team this year.
The Devils have converted on just 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 24th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 76.1 percent of all opponent power plays.
MacKenzie Blackwood (25.6 saves per game) has been the top netminder in goal for the Devils. Blackwood has seven wins, seven losses, and three OT losses to his name and has maintained a pedestrian 2.79 goals against average and a subpar .904 save percentage this season.
Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Devils
The Devils are 1-3 in games decided by shootout. The Bruins are 0-4 in shootouts.
The total has gone under in four of New Jersey’s last five outings.
Six of Boston’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-1 in those games.
Boston skaters have given out the ninth-most hits in the league (23.9 per game).