Boston Bruins vs. Arizona Coyotes - 10/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (4-3-1) at Boston Bruins (3-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -191 / Arizona Coyotes +172 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, NESN
The Arizona Coyotes and Boston Bruins square off early Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
The Arizona Coyotes look for their third straight victory as they end a five-game road trip. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.9 goals per game and scoring on 8.8 percent of their power plays. Anthony Duclair leads Arizona with five goals, Max Domi has six assists and Tobias Rieder has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and killing 83.9 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 19 goals on 245 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up two goals on 43 shots. Smith has allowed three or more goals in five straight games.
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The Boston Bruins look for a nice home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.9 goals per game and scoring on 33.3 percent of their power plays. David Krejci leads Boston with five goals, Loui Eriksson has five assists and Patrice Bergeron has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 4.1 goals per game and killing 68.2 percent of their power play chances. Jonas Gustavsson has allowed five goals on 48 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 22 goals on 151 shots. Rask has allowed 14 goals in his last three games. Matt Beleskey is questionable with an upper-body injury.
The Coyotes are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 22-45 in their last 67 road games. The Bruins are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Western Conference and 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Coyotes are 3-7-1 in the last 11 meetings in Boston and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings overall.
It's been a while since the Coyotes have beaten the Bruins. And when I say a while, I mean 2010. Five years ago. An Arizona team that's been on the road for a while and just played Monday is not going to beat a rested Boston team. Give me the Bruins at home.