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Nashville Predators vs Boston Bruins Prediction 4-2-24 Picks

Boston Bruins (43-17-15) vs. Nashville Predators (43-27-4)
April 2, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Nashville Predators +115 / Boston Bruins -143; Over/Under: +6
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The Boston Bruins and the Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action from the Bridgestone Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Boston Bruins vs. Nashville Predators prediction.

Boston Bruins Team Preview

The Boston Bruins come into this one looking to build on a 3-2 shootout win over Washington last time out. David Pastrnak leads the Bruins in scoring with 102 points including a team-high 45 goals and 57 assists while Brad Marchand has 63 points with 27 goals and 36 assists. Charlie Coyle has 55 points with 23 goals and 32 assists while Charlie McAvoy has 44 points with 34 assists and Pavel Zacha has 51 points with 18 goals and 33 assists. Jeremy Swayman’s gone 24-8-8 with a 2.56 GAA and a .916 save percentage for the Bruins in goal while Linus Ullmark is 19-9-7 with a 2.64 GAA and a .914 save percentage this season.

Boston Bruins Team Facts

  • The Bruins have lost four of their last five games as favorites after coming off a shootout.
  • The Bruins have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last seven games as favorites following a shootout win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Bruins’ last 11 games as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • The favorites have won the first period in each of the Bruins’ last five games at Bridgestone Arena.

Nashville Predators Team Preview

The Nashville Predators come into this game looking to bounce back from a 7-4 loss to Colorado in their last game. Filip Forsberg leads the Predators in scoring with 84 points including a team-high 41 goals and 43 assists while Ryan O’Reilly has 61 points with 25 goals of his own and 36 assists. Gustav Nyquist has 68 points with 46 assists while Roman Josi has 76 points of his own with a team-leading 57 assists. Juuse Saros has made 58 starts in goal for Nashville this season, going 32-22-4 with a 2.83 GAA and a .906 save percentage while Kevin Lankinen is 10-5 with a 3.03 GAA and a .902 save percentage this season. The Predators will face the Blues and Islanders after this game.

Nashville Predators Team Facts

  • The Predators have won seven of their last eight games at Bridgestone Arena.
  • The road team has covered the puck line in each of the last seven games between the Bruins and Predators.
  • The Predators have won the third period in seven of their last eight home games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in seven of the Predators’ last eight games as underdogs.

Bruins vs. Predators Team Preview

I’m on the Bruins here. I know the Predators have been a money machine for us over the last month and a half or so, but they’ve fallen on hard times since losing the win streak, giving up 8 goals to Arizona and then 7 to Colorado. Maybe going back home will help, but the Bruins aren’t a pushover by any stretch and the Bruins have the ability to make life extremely hard for the Predators in this game across the board. Until I see the Preds snap out of this funk, I have to roll with the more proven, veteran team and that’s the Boston Bruins.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Boston -143

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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