Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators - 2/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators - 2/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by © Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (16-23-4) vs Boston Bruins (26-16-3)

Game Info: Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 12:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +188 / Boston Bruins -250 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ottawa Senators Host The Boston Bruins In Saturday NHL Action.

The Boston Bruins come into this road contest with an overall record of 26-16-3. Through 45 games, the Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 133 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Boston is the 11th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average of 2.87 goals per game. So far, the Bruins have a strength of schedule rating of 23rd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 17th ranked team in the NHL.

The Ottawa Senators get set to host the Boston Bruins with an overall record of 16-23-4. This mark places them 6th in the Atlantic division. Through 43 games, the Senators have scored 118 goals, giving them an average of 2.72. This output gives them a rank of 27th among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 20th ranked unit, giving up 3.28 goals per contest. So far, they have played the toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 21st in the NHL.

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Through 45 games, the team's leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. With his 21, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 45. On the season, he is turning 12.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Bruins have benefited from the strong play of Brad Marchand, who is the team's overall leader in points. In his team's 45 games, he has come up with 21 goals on a shooting percentage of 17.6%. However, when on the ice, the Bruins are -1 in scoring differential. Boston's top goalie is Linus Ullmark, who is giving up an average of 2.78 goals per game.In his 25 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 45% percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Drake Batherson. In Ottawa's 43 games, he has come up with 13 goals and 21 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 17.6%. The Senators top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 18 goals, 39.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +4. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 3.02 goals per game. In his 19 games played, he has turned in 10 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Boston's 45 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 25-19So far, the Bruins have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 11 of their 19 road games. On the season, the Boston Bruins have a per-game scoring differential of 0.07. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.47 goals. On the season, the Senators are covering the spread in less than half their games, with an ATS record of just 15-27. Despite playing at home, they have covered just 9 of their 22 home games. Look for the Bruins to pick up the win and cover the spread.


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