Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils 01/14/2021 Results, Hockey Betting and Odds
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Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils 01/14/2021 – The bid for a bounce-back year begins for the Boston Bruins when they visit the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at the Prudential Center in Newark. The match is scheduled at 7:00 Eastern Time and will be shown live on MSG+ and NHL.tv. Pegged at -164 match winner price, the visitors are projected, per the latest NHL Betting Odds, to steal the victory on their opening assignment. The Devils, on the other hand, are adamant to protect home ice despite a slight underdog price to win at +133.
Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils 01/14/2021
When: Thursday, January 14, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils 01/14/2021 Betting Odds:
Following a heartbreaking conference semifinals exit in the 2020 NHL Playoffs, the Boston Bruins – a long-standing contender in the East – are raring to put a stamp as early as their first game in the shortened season. Boston will bank on savvy and experience in its bounce-back campaign, but the team will have to do it in a significantly modified season format. After years of being a dominant force in the region, the Bruins will now be aiming for the top of the MassMutual East Division – a formed division where the Devils are likewise competing.
Players to watch: D. Pastrnak RW (G 70, A 48, PTS 47), B. Marchand C (G 70 A 28 PTS 59), P. Bergeron C (G 61 A 31 PTS 25).
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey has been one of the win-starved squads in the NHL in recent years, having missed the postseason seven times in the last eight years, including the recent playoffs. Breaking out of the slump is a tall order, and the task is made even tougher by the fact that they have to face the Bruins in their opener. Patience will be their ultimate weapon this year. With only 56 games to be played, the Devils, now headed by Lindy Ruff on the sidelines, are keeping their fingers crossed that the extended agony will finally yield dividends and earn them a ticket back to playoff contention.
Players to watch: K. Palmieri RW (G 65 A 25 PTS 20), N. Gusev LW (G 66 A 13 PTS 31), N. Hischier C (G 58 A 14 PTS 22).
Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston’s last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Jersey’s last 11 games.
Bruins vs Devils Betting Picks
No Torey Krug, no Zdeno Chara, no problem for the Boston Bruins. Poise will be a significant factor in this match as the Bruins are eager to kick things off in a resounding manner in the modified NHL season. The visitors carry a huge chip on their shoulders so don’t expect them to take their initial assignment lightly. This will be an easy win for Boston on the road.
Score Prediction: Bruins 4, Devils 2.