New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Mar 30, 2021

Boston hasn't had much of an answer for the Devils this year. The Bruins have lost five straight games against New Jersey and have failed to score a five-on-five goal in all six games of the season series.

New Jersey
19-30-2-5
AT
March 30, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
TD Garden
Boston
33-16-5-2
Puckline +1.5 -159
Moneyline +195
Over / Under o +5.5

18%

Betting Action

82%

Puckline -1.5 +132
Moneyline -220
Over / Under u +5.5

18%

Betting Action

82%

After squeaking out a 1-0 win in Boston on Sunday, the Devils are looking to continue their dominance of the Bruins this season in the second half of a two-game set on Tuesday.

Boston is a -200 favourite to win on the NHL odds with a total of 5.5.

Devils vs. Bruins Betting Analysis

Despite sitting near the bottom of the East Division, New Jersey has nearly swept the season series against Boston.  It’s been an incredibly close series with all six games being decided by a single goal.  The Devils have won the last five games between these teams and shutout Boston in the last two.

New Jersey has actually played a lot better on the road than at home this season.  They only have four wins at the Prudential Center, but they’re 9-5-2 on the road.  The Devils are 20-13 against the spread and have covered in 12 of 16 road games.  Something to keep in mind is not only has New Jersey been an Under team in eight of their last 10 games, all six games between these teams this season have fallen short of the total.

The Bruins are just as comfortable at TD Garden as they are on the road and have a winning record both inside and outside of their home barn.  Boston has been brutal at covering the spread and are 9-22 ATS.  They’ve covered in five of 14 home games.  The Bruins have been an Under team in nine of their last 10 games.

New Jersey Devils

It took 40 saves and a long replay review with under 10 seconds left in the game, but Mackenzie Blackwood picked up his first shutout of the season on Sunday.  After kicking the puck off the goal line with the toe of his skate, Blackwood preserved the win and earned his sixth career shutout.  Blackwood is 9-9-1 this season with a 2.82 goals-against average and .911 save percentage.  Kyle Palmieri‘s seventh goal of the season was the only shot that found the back of the net in the game.  New Jersey has been dominating the Bruins all year.  They’ve won all three games they’ve played in Boston and even more impressively, they haven’t given up a five-on-five goal to the Bruins in all six games these teams have played this year.

Boston Bruins

There wasn’t much more Boston could do on Sunday.  The Bruins outshot New Jersey 40-29, including 17-5 in the third period, but they were shutout for the second straight game against the Devils.  Boston has gone 1-1-1 since returning from a COVID pause that forced the NHL to reschedule two games.  The Bruins haven’t completely put their COVID issues behind them though, as leading scorer Brad Marchand as well as Jake DeBrusk and Sean Kuraly have all missed the last two games because of COVID protocols.  There’s no word on if any of them will play Tuesday, but keep in mind they weren’t ruled out for Sunday’s game until the last minute.  Marchand has 34 points (12G, 22A) in 29 games this season.

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