New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/4/21

New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/4/21 Photo by Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins (31-14-6) at New Jersey Devils (17-28-7)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)

The Line: New Jersey Devils +174 / Boston Bruins -196 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.

The Boston Bruins look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 27 goals, David Krejci has 24 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 46 goals on 550 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 42 goals on 461 shots.

The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing 11 of their last 14 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with 17 goals, Jesper Bratt has 21 assists and Jack Hughes has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 70.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 97 goals on 985 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 39 goals on 385 shots.

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The Bruins are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-2 in their last 11 overall. The Devils are 21-44 in their last 65 games as an underdog and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 12-3-1 in Bruins last 16 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Devils last 9 overall. The Bruins are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in New Jersey and 28-11 in the last 39 meetings. The favorite is 37-18 in the last 55 meetings.

The New Jersey Devils have won four of the seven meetings against the Bruins this season, so there's some value with the plus money here. However, these two teams are heading in different directions and the Bruins just shout the Devils last night. The Bruins have been money in the favorite role and the Devils look like a team that's counting down the days until the offseason. I have no choice but to side with the Bruins and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Bruins -1.5

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

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