Devils vs Bruins Prediction - NHL Picks 4/8/23

Boston Bruins (61-12-5) vs New Jersey Devils (50-21-8)

Game Info: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 8:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -156 / New Jersey Devils +126 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in NHL action at the TD Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 42 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 53 assists and Nico Hischier has 250 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 117 goals on 1,295 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 54 goals on 512 shots.

The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 57 goals, Brad Marchand has 43 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 243 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 86.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 88 goals on 1,406 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 69 goals on 876 shots.

The Devils are 27-11 in their last 38 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Bruins are 45-10 in their last 55 home games and 58-16 in their last 74 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Devils last 8 overall. The under is 18-7-3 in Bruins last 28 home games. The Devils are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in Boston and 16-35 in the last 51 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 38-18 in the last 56 meetings.

The Boston Bruins are a team I've backed blindly all season, as they're the best team in the league and have been the most profitable team for bettors. However, the Devils have been road warriors all season long, and you could argue they have more to play for here as they're chasing for a division title. The Bruins have comfortably wrapped up the best record in the league and are just waiting for the postseason to begin. The Devils and plus money is hard to turn down in this spot.

Randy’s Pick New Jersey Devils +126

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