Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/30/21

Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/30/21 Photo by Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils (13-16-4) at Boston Bruins (17-9-5)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Bruins -225 / New Jersey Devils +188 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the TD Garden.

The New Jersey Devils look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with 10 goals, Ty Smith has 17 assists and Kyle Palmieri has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 72 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 53 goals on 594 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 30 goals on 347 shots.

The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 14 goals, Brad Marchand has 22 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 88.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 377 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 32 goals on 393 shots.

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The Devils are 7-18 in their last 25 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-15 in their last 22 overall. The Bruins are 41-16 in their last 57 Tuesday games and 9-4 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 8-2 in Devils last 10 overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Bruins last 21 overall. The Devils are 5-14 in the last 19 meetings in Boston and 11-27 in the last 38 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Boston Bruins are the better team on paper and are going to be favored, especially at home, but they're not lighting the world on fire lately and the offense has gone cold at times. The New Jersey Devils are starting to play improved hockey as of late, with wins in five of their last 10 tries, and they've won four straight games against the Bruins, which includes two shutouts this month. Knowing that, it's hard not to side with the Devils and the big plus money. I'll take my chances.

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Randy’s Pick New Jersey Devils +188

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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