Boston Bruins at Anaheim Ducks - 3/1/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Boston Bruins at Anaheim Ducks - 3/1/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (25-21-9) vs Boston Bruins (31-17-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +140 / Boston Bruins -167 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Anaheim Ducks host the Boston Bruins in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Boston Bruins come into this road contest with an overall record of 31-17-4. Through 52 games, the Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 151 times, good for a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Boston is the 6th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.69 goals per game. So far, the Bruins have a strength of schedule rating of 26th 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 Anaheim Ducks get set to host the Boston Bruins with an overall record of 25-21-9. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division.

Through 55 games, the Ducks have scored 161 goals, giving them an average of 2.85. This output gives them a rank of 15th among NHL teams. On defense, Anaheim is the 22nd ranked unit, giving up 3.0 goals per contest. So far, the Ducks have played the 13th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Anaheim's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 20th in the NHL.

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Through 52 games, the Boston Bruins' leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. With his 23 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 51. On the season, he is turning 12.3% 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 52 games, he has come up with 23 goals on a shooting percentage of 17.2%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +2. Boston's top goalie is Linus Ullmark, who is giving up an average of 2.76 goals per game.

Through 50 games, the Anaheim Ducks' goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry, with 45 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 23.9%. So far, 26.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 26 assists to go along with his 13 goals. However, when on the ice, the Ducks are -15 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 2.84 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In terms of betting, the Bruins are covering the spread in less than half their games, with an ATS record of just 19-31. Even though they have an overall ATS record below .500, they have managed to cover 13 of their 23 road games. On the season, the Boston Bruins have a per-game scoring differential of 0.17. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.44 goals. Heading into their game with the Anaheim Ducks, the Bruins have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 15 goals, accounting for 60.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 2.88 goals per game 4 times. Look for the Bruins to take care of business by picking up a win over the Ducks.

 

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