bruins vs devils nhl prediction

NHL: Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Prediction 12/13/2023

The Boston Bruins (18-5-3) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (14-11-1) on Wednesday, December 13th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on TNT. The Bruins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Devils are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Oilers. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils

The Boston Bruins Are Coming Off A Win

This season, the Bruins have a mark of 18-5-3. When going on the road, Boston has a record of 8-3-2 record, while they are 10-2-1 at their home arena. Their current record places them 1st in the Eastern Atlantic division and 1st in the Eastern conference. Boston has 13 wins by more than one goals and dropped four games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 15-11 this season.

In their recent matchup, the Bruins hosted the Coyotes and came away with a 5-3 victory. Facing off against the Coyotes’ defense, the Bruins offense scored in all three periods. Boston’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 29 shots on goal and nine giveaways.

Boston secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.

The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

For the season, the Devils currently hold an overall record of 14-11-1. On the road, New Jersey has gone 9-5-0 and they are 5-6-1 at home. At the moment, they hold the 6th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 11th in the Eastern conference. New Jersey heads into the game with six wins by more than one goal, and lost nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 7-19.

After suffering a 4-1 loss on the road to the Oilers, the Devils are looking to bounce back today. In the first and second periods, the Devils couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. New Jersey’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 27 shots on goal in total.

Coming in as the underdog, New Jersey not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 7, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

Boston Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Bruins are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 20th in the league. So far this year, the Bruins are 9-0 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 9-4 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 12-14-0. For the season, they have had 15 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

New Jersey Offense Breakdown

The Devils come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 8th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. So far this year, the Devils are 9-5 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 5-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.

So far, the Devils have an over/under record of 18-8-0. Coming into the game, they have played 18 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 7.2 goals per game.

Boston Team Defense

Defensively, the Bruins are currently 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.8 shots per game against Boston. They also are 7th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

New Jersey Team Defense

Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 16th in takeaways, averaging 7.2 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 28th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.

Bruins vs Devils Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Boston has an puck line mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Across the Devils last three home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 2-1 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Devils have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 4-6.
  • As the betting favorite, the Bruins have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Bruins vs Devils Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Bruins to pick up on a win over the Devils and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -103, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Bruins straight-up.

Our projections have the Bruins pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Bruins, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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