Boston Bruins at San Jose Sharks - 2/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Boston Bruins at San Jose Sharks - 2/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (23-22-6) vs Boston Bruins (30-17-4)

Game Info: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +115 / Boston Bruins -138 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Jose Sharks host the Boston Bruins in Saturday NHL Action.

The Boston Bruins come into this road contest with an overall record of 30-17-4. Through 51 games, the Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 148 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Boston is the 6th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.73 goals per game. So far, the Bruins have a strength of schedule rating of 25th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 15th ranked team in the NHL.

The San Jose Sharks get set to host the Boston Bruins with an overall record of 23-22-6. This mark places them 7th in the Pacific division. Through 51 games, the Sharks have scored 138 goals, giving them an average of 2.67. This output gives them a rank of 25th among NHL teams. On defense, San Jose is the 21st ranked unit, giving up 3.12 goals per contest. So far, the Sharks have played the 16th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account San Jose's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 24th in the NHL.

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Through 51 games, the Boston Bruins goal and overall scoring leader is David Pastrnak with 50 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.4%. So far, 43.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Brad Marchand, who has 28 assists to go along with his 21 goals. 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 2.76 goals per game.

Through 46 games, the San Jose Sharks' goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 52 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.5%. So far, 39.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 20 assists to go along with his 22 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -5.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.9 goals per game. In his 31 games played, he has turned in 18 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Boston's 51 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 24-24-2. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing on the road, going just 11-12. On the season 51.0% of Boston's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Bruins. Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 19-30. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-14. On the season, 41.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 47.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. Look for this matchup to finish below the over-under line of 6.5 goals.

 

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