Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators - 2/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators - 2/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (18-25-4) vs Boston Bruins (27-17-4)

Game Info: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +115 / Boston Bruins -150 --- Over/Under: 5.5 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 27-17-4. Through 48 games, the Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 137 times, good for a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Boston is the 10th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.79 goals per game. So far, the Bruins have a strength of schedule rating of 22nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 18th ranked team in the NHL.

The Ottawa Senators get set to host the Boston Bruins with an overall record of 18-25-4. This mark places them 6th in the Atlantic division. Through 47 games, the Senators have scored 127 goals, giving them an average of 2.68. This output gives them a rank of 27th among NHL teams. On defense, Ottawa is the 21st ranked unit, giving up 3.19 goals per contest. So far, the Senators have played the toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Ottawa's 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 48 games, the Boston Bruins' leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. With his 21 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 45. On the season, he is turning 11.5% 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 Boston's 48 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 2.79 goals per game. In his 26 games has yet to post a quality start.

Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Brady Tkachuk. In Ottawa's 47 games, he has come up with 16 goals and 20 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 10.1%. The team's 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 +2. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.78 goals per game. In his 22 games played, he has turned in 12 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Boston's 48 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 24-23-1. So far, taking the over when the Bruins are playing on the road has been a good bet with an over-under record of 11-11-0. On the season, 52.0% of Boston's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Bruins. On the other side, the Senators have an over-under record of 17-29-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 9-15-0. On the season, 40.0% of Ottawa's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 42.0% of the scoring coming from the Senators. Look for this game to finish below the over-under line of 5.5 goals.

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