Blues vs Bruins Prediction NHL Picks and Parlays 4/2

Blues vs Bruins Prediction NHL Picks and Parlays 4/2

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Introduction

On April 2, 2023, the Boston Bruins will face the St. Louis Blues in an exciting NHL game. In this NHL game preview, we will analyze both teams' offensive and defensive performance and injury status. We will also provide our prediction and free NHL picks for today's game and explain why we believe the Bruins will win.

Offense

The Boston Bruins have one of the best offenses in the league, averaging 3.65 goals per game. David Pastrnak leads the team with 102 points, 56 goals, and 46 assists. His power-play goal total of 18 also ranks among the highest in the league. The Bruins have a solid forward group, with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron, who unfortunately is listed as out for this game. This trio has been responsible for a significant portion of the Bruins' scoring.

The St. Louis Blues have struggled with their offense this season, averaging only 3.25 goals per game. Jordan Kyrou leads the team with 69 points, 34 goals, and 35 assists. However, their top scorer has not been enough to make up for the lack of secondary scoring.

Defense

The Boston Bruins have a strong defense, allowing an average of only 2.09 goals per game. Linus Ullmark has been exceptional in goal, with 37 wins, 6 losses, 1 overtime loss, and 2 shutouts. He has a goals-against average of 1.88 and a save percentage of .938. The Bruins' defense has been successful in limiting their opponents' shots on goal, with an average of 29.7 per game.

The St. Louis Blues have struggled with their defense this season, allowing an average of 3.65 goals per game. Jordan Binnington has been the team's top goaltender, with 25 wins, 25 losses, 5 overtime losses, and 2 shutouts. He has a goals-against average of 3.40 and a save percentage of .891. The Blues' defense has been inconsistent, and they have struggled to prevent their opponents from scoring.

Injuries

The Boston Bruins have two injury concerns, with Jakub Lauko listed as day-to-day, and Patrice Bergeron is out. On the other hand, the St. Louis Blues have three injury concerns, with Robert Thomas and Pavel Buchnevich out, and Marco Scandella listed as day-to-day. These injuries could impact the Blues' performance and give the Bruins an advantage.

Prediction and NHL Picks for Today

Based on our analysis, we predict that the Boston Bruins will win against the St. Louis Blues. The Bruins have a stronger offense and defense than the Blues, and they have been playing consistently well throughout the season. Additionally, their top goaltender, Ullmark, has been exceptional, which should give them an advantage over the Blues.

For NHL picks for today, we recommend betting on the Boston Bruins to win, with a line of -210. We also recommend taking the under on the over/under of 6.5. Although the Blues have a chance to score, we predict that the Bruins' defense will limit their opportunities.

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