New Jersey Devils at Boston Bruins
|Date & Time||Saturday March 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New Jersey Devils +235 / Boston Bruins -305 -- Over/Under: 6
The New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The New Jersey Devils could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 26 goals, Taylor Hall has 26 assists and Blake Coleman has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 45 goals on 441 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 129 goals on 1,188 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed four or more goals in six of their last 10 games.
The Boston Bruins look for another victory after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 26.9 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 31 goals, Brad Marchand has 49 assists and David Krejci has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 79 goals on 993 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 71 goals on 940 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last nine games.
The Devils are 19-41 in their last 60 road games, 16-36 in their last 52 games as an underdog and 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The Bruins are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 42-18 in their last 60 games as a home favorite and 45-18 in their last 63 home games. The Devils are 2-12 in the last 14 meetings in Boston and 6-22 in the last 28 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Devils last 4 road games. The under is 4-0 in Bruins last 4 overall.
The New Jersey Devils are having some serious issues on the defensive side, and I'm sure playing on the end of a back to back against a team as hot as the Boston Bruins won't help. The Boston Bruins haven't only won 11 of their last 13 games, but they've been money as a home favorite this season and have downright owned the Devils over the years. Laying the PL can be tricky at times and doesn't always pay off, but simply taking the Bruins in a victory doesn't have much value unless you enjoy laying big juice. So, give me the Bruins by two or more goals.