Colorado Avalanche at Boston Bruins - 2/21/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Colorado Avalanche at Boston Bruins - 2/21/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins (28-17-4) vs Colorado Avalanche (36-9-4)

Game Info: Monday, February 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins +115 / Colorado Avalanche -150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Bruins host the Colorado Avalanche in Monday NHL Action

The Colorado Avalanche come into this road contest with an overall record of 36-9-4. Through 49 games, the Avalanche are 1st in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 198 times, good for a rank of 2nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Colorado is the 8th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.8 goals per game. So far, the Avalanche have a strength of schedule rating of 31st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 2nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Boston Bruins get set to host the Colorado Avalanche with an overall record of 28-17-4. This mark places them 4th in the Atlantic division. Through 49 games, the Bruins have scored 140 goals, giving them an average of 2.84. This output gives them a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. On defense, Boston is the 8th ranked unit, giving up 2.78 goals per contest. So far, the Bruins have played the 22nd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Boston's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 17th in the NHL.

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Through 49 games, the Colorado Avalanche's leading goal scorer is Mikko Rantanen. With his 32 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 58. On the season, he is turning 15.6% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Avalanche have benefited from the strong play of Nazem Kadri, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Colorado's 49 games, he has come up with 21 goals on a shooting percentage of 12.9%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 21.  Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.4 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 49 games, Boston's leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. With his 25 goals and 21 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 46. On the season, he is turning 11.8% 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 49 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 played, he has come up with a quality start just 44% percent of the time.

In Colorado's 49 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 33-13. So far, the Avalanche have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 14 of their 22 road games. On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have a per-game scoring differential of 1.22. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.78 goals. Heading into their game with the Boston Bruins, the Avalanche have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 15 goals, accounting for 62.0% of the overall scoring. Look for the Avalanche to continue their hot play with a win over Boston.

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Joe’s Pick Avalanche -150

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