Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Bruins vs Devils NHL Odds
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(44-20-9) Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils (27-38-9)
Date: Thursday, March 21st
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Bruins -240
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Boston Bruins are in a great spot at 2nd place in the Atlantic and in the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference overall. They’re never going to catch Tampa Bay, who has already clinched the President’s Cup, so how motivated are the Bruins on Thursday?
New Jersey has proven that they shouldn’t be taken lightly, despite the 63 points that are just 7 points off of Ottawa for worst in the league. The Devils have scored two solid upsets in 8 days and have a great payout of +225 on Thursday.
The Bruins don’t have a ton to play for on Thursday except maybe to gain momentum heading into the playoffs. Boston comes into this game having won two in a row, but they dropped three straight prior.
Boston has also been on the road a lot lately, playing 4 of their last 5 away from Bean Town. The Bruins are 16-13-4 going away this season, but have dropped 3 of 4.
The Boston offense has been so-so with 16 goals the last five games but it’s been their defense that has pushed the team to #3 in the league in goals against and 9th in shots allowed.
Tuukka Rask is probable for Thursday coming off a shut out win over the Islanders in which New York managed just 13 SOG. It’s looking like the Bruins defense could dominate a Devils offense in a rut.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey has scored just a single goal over their last two games but they’ve shown that if teams get complacent on them, they will lose. In the past week-plus the Devils have gone to Edmonton and scored a 6-3 win at +268 and paid out +158 from a victory in Vancouver.
Unfortunately the victories are the only two New Jersey has had in their last 10 games (2-7-1). Home ice gives New Jersey a little bit of an edge as they are 17-13-4 at Prudential Center this season.
Cory Schneider is in net for the Devils on Thursday, and he’s been decent lately. Schneider is 3-1 in his last 4 home decisions allowing a goal or less in three of those outings.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Bruins are 17-5 their last 22 overall
- Bruins are 1-4 their last 5 road games
- Devils are 23-47 their last 70 overall
- Devils are 0-4 their last 4 home games
- Bruins are 8-3 the last 11 in New Jersey
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
There’s absolutely no value in Boston at -278 and New Jersey has a solid payout but have no incentive to win right now. Rask can feasibly shut out the Devils offense in this one and Schneider has been solid at home lately.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Bruins 3 – Devils 2
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