A potential Eastern Conference Championship preview is set for Saturday night when the New Jersey Devils (50-21-8, 27-8-4 away) visit the Boston Bruins (61-12-5, 32-4-3 home). New Jersey is just one point back of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Metropolitan division and will look to overtake them in the final week. Boston is the best team in the league and are looking to set a win’s record in this one. Below is my NHL pick for the Devils vs Bruins.
New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins Betting Pick
The Pick: Boston Bruins -135
This game will be played at TD Garden at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
Why Bet the Boston Bruins:
✅ Boston has been hot all year and they enter this game having won 11 of their last 12 games played.
✅ At home, the Bruins have beaten the Devils 15 of their last 20 times these two teams have met at TD Garden.
✅ New Jersey has lost five straight games against Boston.
New Jersey Devils Going for a Division Title
The New Jersey Devils are in a good spot as they gear up for a long playoff run. New Jersey has won four of their last five games and is coming off back-to-back beatdowns. Two games ago, the Devils hosted the Penguins and won 5-1, and they followed that up with an 8-1 drubbing of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Jack Hughes is one of the best players in the NHL and he leads the Devils with 42 goals, 53 assists, and 95 points. New Jersey is scoring 3.51 goals per game and are allowing 2.71.
Can the Boston Bruins Make History?
Boston has won four straight games and have beaten two potential playoff teams during that span. The Bruins winning streak started on March 30th with a 2-1 overtime win against Columbus and bookend that with a 2-1 overtime win against Toronto on Thursday.
Pasta is having another brilliant season for Boston as he leads the team with 57 goals, 47 assists, and 104 points. The Bruins are scoring 3.63 goals per game and allow just 2.10.