Bruins vs. Devils - 1/8/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (15-20-7) at Boston Bruins (19-15-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -189 / New Jersey Devils +170 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, NESN
The New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins square off Thursday night at the TD Garden.
The New Jersey Devils have split their last six games and play their first road game of 2015. The Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have scored one power play goal in their last four games and have won four straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 13 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 16 assists and Michael Ryder has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Cory Schneider has allowed 86 goals on 1,050 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 10 goals on 139 shots. The Devils have lost five straight road games.
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The Boston Bruins have split their last 10 games and in the thick of the Atlantic. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have three power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 11 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 20 assists and Reilly Smith has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Niklas Svedberg has allowed 23 goals on 282 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 81 goals on 931 shots.
The Devils are 24-56 in their last 80 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bruins are 43-19 in their last 62 home games and 1-8 in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest. The Devils are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Boston and 3-13 in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Devils have had no success over the Bruins over the years and haven't been great on the road at all. Although the Bruins are coming off a Wednesday game, they should get the win here. Take the spread to give you more value.