St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins - 4/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins (45-22-5) vs St. Louis Blues (42-20-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -133 / St. Louis Blues +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The St. Louis Blues host the Boston Bruins in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Boston Bruins come into this road contest with an overall record of 45-22-5. Through 72 games, the Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 227 times, good for a rank of 15th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Boston is the 4th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.68 goals per game. So far, the Bruins have a strength of schedule rating of 32nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 12th ranked team in the NHL.

The St. Louis Blues get set to host the Boston Bruins with an overall record of 42-20-10. This mark places them 2nd in the Central division. Through 72 games, the Blues have scored 264 goals, giving them an average of 3.64. This output gives them a rank of 4th among NHL teams.On defense, St. Louis is the 10th ranked unit, giving up 2.83 goals per contest. So far, the Blues have played the 27th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account St. Louis's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 5th in the NHL.

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Through 72 games, the Boston Bruins' leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. With his 33 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 71. On the season, he is turning 12.5% 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 72 games, he has come up with 31 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.6%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 11. Boston's top goalie is Linus Ullmark, who is giving up an average of 2.59 goals per game.

Through 65 games, the St. Louis Blues' goal and overall scoring leader is Vladimir Tarasenko, with 65 points. He has reached his mark of 26 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.6%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jordan Kyrou, who has 42 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +11.0. St. Louis's top goalie is Ville Husso, who is giving up an average of 2.38 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 20 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Boston's 72 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 34-33-5. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing on the road, going just 16-18-3. On the season, 54.0% of Boston's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 55% of the scoring coming from the Bruins. In St. Louis's 72 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 38-33-1. So far, taking the over when the Blues are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-18-1. On the season, 60.0% of St. Louis's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 55% of the scoring coming from the Blues. Look for this game to be an even lower-scoring game than the over-under goal line of 5.5 goals. I recommend taking the under.

 

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