The Boston Bruins (24-10-8) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (23-13-5) on Thursday, January 11th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on ESPN+. Both the Bruins and Golden Knights will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Boston Bruins vs Vegas Golden Knights
The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
So far this season, the Bruins have played 40 games and have a record of 24-10-8. They are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. On the road, Boston has gone 12-6-5.
In their last 10 games, the Bruins have gone 5-5, and in their last five games, they have gone 2-3. Overall, Boston has been favored in 34 of their games and have gone 20-9-6 as the favorite.
On the road this year, the Bruins have a puck line record of 12-10 and an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. So far, they have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to just six wins by one goal.
Overall, Boston’s puck line record sits at 22-18, and they are 16-18 against the puck line when favored. In their last 10 road games, the Bruins have gone 5-5 against the puck line.
Following a 4-3 loss on the road to the Coyotes, the Bruins are eager to bounce back. Facing off against the Coyotes’ defense, the Bruins offense scored in all three periods. Boston’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 33 shots on goal and three giveaways.
Boston took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Vegas Golden Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Golden Knights have been fantastic, going 14-4-2. In the Western Conference, Vegas is in 5th place and 2nd in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have struggled, going just 3-7.
So far this season, Vegas has been the underdog in 12 games, going 6-5-1 in those games. Over their last three games, the Golden Knights have gone 1-2, and their overall record is 23-13-5.
At home this season, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 10-10 and an average scoring margin of +1.2 goals per game. Overall, Vegas has gone 19-22 vs. the puck line, including going 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten games.
So far, the Golden Knights have 14 wins by multiple goals and have lost by more than one goal 12 times. As the underdog, Vegas has a puck line record of 8-4, and their average scoring differential in those games is +.4 goals per contest.
The Golden Knights aim to bounce back following their 3-0 loss on the road to the Avalanche. The Avalanche defense proved to be too much for Vegas’ offense, resulting in being shutout. During the game, the Golden Knights’ offense had 6 turnovers and took 25 shots on goal while being shutout.
Coming in as the underdog, Vegas not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 3 goals.
Boston Offense Breakdown
The Bruins come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 10th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. The Bruins went 10-0 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 13-8.
The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 21-19-0. Last season, they had 38 games failed to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games averaged 5.9 goals per game.
Vegas Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 5th in the league. The Vegas offense is ranked 8th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 10th in the NHL.
The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 19-22-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 20 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.
Boston Team Defense
Defensively, the Bruins come into the season ranked 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32 shots per game against Boston. For the season, they are ranked 12th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Vegas Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Golden Knights head into the game ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Vegas. So far, they are 10th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Bruins vs Golden Knights Trends
- Boston has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
- The Golden Knights are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Golden Knights have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 6-4.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Bruins have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Golden Knights to take down the Bruins at home. With the moneyline currently at +100, I’m placing my bet on the Golden Knights straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Golden Knights winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Golden Knights straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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