Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues - 12/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (20-11-4) at Boston Bruins (19-9-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -133 / St. Louis Blues +120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, NESN, TVA
The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins square off early Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
The St. Louis Blues could use a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 21 goals, Alexander Steen has 21 assists and David Backes has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87.8 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 49 goals on 671 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 25 goals on 286 shots. Allen has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Boston Bruins look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 28.9 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 15 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 21 assists and Loui Eriksson has 59 assists. The Boston Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 55 goals on 670 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 23 goals on 260 shots. Rask has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 39-17 in their last 56 vs. Atlantic. The Bruins are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blues are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Boston and 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings overall.
The Bruins are rolling right now and are catching a shaky Blues squad on the end of a back to back. I'll side with Boston at home to get the job done again beforethe break.