New Jersey Devils (12-16-4) at Boston Bruins (17-8-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 5:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -219 / New Jersey Devils +191 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins meet Sunday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The New Jersey Devils look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with 10 goals, Ty Smith has 16 assists and Jack Hughes has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing three goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 49 goals on 483 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 26 goals on 316 shots.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 14 goals, Brad Marchand has 22 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 89.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 377 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 31 goals on 364 shots.
The Devils are 6-18 in their last 24 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-15 in their last 21 overall. The Bruins are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 7-2 in Devils last 9 overall. The under is 9-1-1 in Bruins last 11 overall. The Devils are 4-14 in the last 18 meetings in Boston and 10-27 in the last 37 meetings. The favorite is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils have struggled to string wins together, they don't beat winning teams and they've had little to no success against the Bruins over the years. However, the Devils have won three straight games against the Bruins this season. The Boston Bruins have also had issues on the end of back to backs and they've cooled off over the last couple of weeks. This is also a quick turnaround for the Bruins. This feels like a decent spot to take a shot in the dark with the massive plus money price.