Planning on watching today’s Devils and Bruins game? Catch the action at TD Garden in Boston, MA, as the Bruins hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Bruins are the home favorites against the Devils in a Eastern conference matchup.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS VS BOSTON BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5

This game will be played at TD Garden at 1:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON BRUINS:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Devils to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Devils on the moneyline (+147)
  • The Devils are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can New Jersey Secure a Road Victory?

On the season, the Devils have gone 22-15-3, putting them in 5th place in the Metropolitan Division and 10th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Eastern Conference, they have gone 15-9 and have gone 7-5 against divisional opponents. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 6-4, and they are 3-2 over their last five games.

On the road, the Devils have gone 13-6-1, and they have gone 3-5-1 as the underdog. Over their last three games, the Devils have gone 1-2, and they have been the underdog in nine of their 40 games this season.

As the underdog, the Devils have gone 4-1 against the puck line in their last five games and 7-3 in their last ten games on the road. Overall, the team’s puck line record is 13-27, including an 11-9 mark on the road. In their last three games, New Jersey has gone 2-1 against the puck line.

This season, the Devils have had 11 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal. Their average scoring margin for the year is at .0 goals per game, and they have gone 9-22 against the puck line when favored. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is 5-5.

Games involving New Jersey have an average of 7.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.5. In terms of their over/under performance, the Devils come in with a record of 25-14-1.

In their last three road games, New Jersey has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

Offensively, the Devils come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. The Devils went 16-7 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 6-7.

New Jersey’s current leading scorer is Jesper Bratt. This season, he has 16 goals, which puts him 43rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 30 assists so far.

Boston defense takes on the Devils ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against Boston. They also are 12th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Boston, goalie Vitek Vanecek has started 23 games in this season. His current record is 14-7, and his save percentage stands at 0.733%.

Can the Bruins Secure a Win at Home?

At home this season, the Bruins have been dominant, going 12-3-3. Overall, they are in first place in the Eastern Conference with 59 points from a record of 25-8-9. Against other teams in the East, Boston is 15-10.

Over their last ten games, the Bruins are 6-4. In their last five games, they have gone 2-3, and over their last three games, they have a record of 1-2. As the favorite, Boston has a record of 21-8-7, and they have been favored in 36 of their 42 games.

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 10-8 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +1.1 goals per game. So far, they have been favored in 36 of their 43 games and have an overall puck line record of 22-20.

This season, the Bruins have 18 wins by multiple goals and have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last 10 games. Overall, their average scoring margin when favored is +.6 goals per game.

The average goal total for Boston’s games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 5.9. The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 22-20-0.

In their last three road games, New Jersey has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

On offense, the Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 16th in the league. Boston’s offense is currently ranked 6th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the league.

Boston’s leading scorer is David Pastrnak. So far, he has 25 goals which is 7th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 34 assists so far.

Boston defense takes on the Devils ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against Boston. They also are 12th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Linus Ullmark comes into the game having made 20 starts this season. So far, his record is 13-5 and he has a save percentage of 0.796%.