Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues - 4/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues - 4/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (46-20-10) vs Boston Bruins (46-24-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -125 / Boston Bruins +100 --- Over/Under: 6 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 46-24-5. Through 75 games, the Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 233 times, good for a rank of 17th 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 13th-ranked team in the NHL.

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The St. Louis Blues get set to host the Boston Bruins with an overall record of 46-20-10. This mark places them 2nd in the Central division. Through 76 games, the Blues have scored 288 goals, giving them an average of 3.76. This output gives them a rank of 4th among NHL teams.On defense, St. Louis is the 11th ranked unit, giving up 2.84 goals per contest. So far, the Blues have played the 26th 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 4th in the NHL.

Through 75 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 75 games, he has come up with 31 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.9%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 9. Boston's top goalie is Linus Ullmark, who is giving up an average of 2.57 goals per game.

Through 69 games, the St. Louis Blues' goal and overall scoring leader is Vladimir Tarasenko, with 76 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.1%. So far, 15.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Robert Thomas, who has 55 assists to go along with his 18 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +20.0. St. Louis's top goalie is Ville Husso, who is giving up an average of 2.44 goals per game. In his 37 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Bruins have an over-under record of 34-35-6. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 16-18-3. On the season, 53.0% 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 76 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-33-2. So far, taking the over when the Blues are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-18-1. On the season, 62.0% of St. Louis's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 56% of the scoring coming from the Blues. With an over-under line set at 6 goals, I expect this matchup to fall below this number, as the Blues will have trouble finding the net against a strong Boston defensive group.

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