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Devils vs. Bruins: Betting Odds, How to Watch, Projected Lines, & More

The Devils seek revenge on the Bruins after Boston rang up Vitek Vanecek for five goals in their last meeting.

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The last time the Devils faced the Bruins, New Jersey was embarrassed by Boston.

After the Devils scored the first two, the Bruins rallied and run Vitek Vanecek up for five straight goals securing the regulation win.

Back at the TD Garden, the Devils are hoping for some revenge. It looks like Jesper Boqvist might finally face his former team for the first time this season.

Let’s dive into this afternoon’s Devils tilt with the Bruins.

How to Watch

Time: 01:00 PM      Watch/Stream: MSGSN/MSG+      Listen: DEVILS HOCKEY NET

Projected Devils Lineup

Forwards

Erik Haula – Nico Hischier – Dawson Mercer

Tyler Toffoli – Michael McLeod – Jesper Bratt

Chris Tierney – Curtis Lazar – Alexander Holtz

Max Willman – Shane Bowers – Nathan Bastian

Defensemen

Brendan Smith – Simon Nemec

Luke Hughes – John Marino

Kevin Bahl – Colin Miller

Goaltenders

Nico Daws

Vitek Vanecek

Projected Bruins Lines

Forwards

Brad Marchand – Charlie Coyle – David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk – Trent Frederic – Danton Heinen

James van Riemsdyk – Morgan Geekie – Jesper Boqvist

Jakub Lauko – John Beecher – Oskar Steen

Defensemen

Matt Grzelcyk – Charlie McAvoy

Hampus Lindholm – Parker Wotherspoon

Mason Lohrei – Kevin Shattenkirk

Goaltenders

Jeremy Swayman

Brandon Bussi

Last Game

Head coach Lindy Ruff didn’t want New Jersey to change anything about the way they played against the Tampa Bay Lightning when they faced the Florida Panthers. And they didn’t. The main difference? Nico Daws came up big for New Jersey. The Devils routed the Panthers to a 4-1 victory on the sticks of Alexander Holtz, Jesper Bratt, Erik Haula, and John Marino. Daws stood strong securing the victory making 36 saves on 37 shots.

Player to Watch

Michael McLeod’s point streak may have ended in Tampa Bay, however, the 25-year-old center owns five points (three goals, two assists) in his last five games. His shooting percentage over the last five games is also 33.3%, which is tied with N. Hischier for the highest shooting percentage on New Jersey since Jan. 3. McLeod is also dominating in the faceoff dot winning 66.4% of draws this season.

Devils vs. Bruins

According to the Devils’ PR, “The Devils and Boston conclude their 2023-24 season series (1-1-0), while Jersey’s team aims to win a season series vs Boston for the first time since 2020-21 (5-1-2).

While the Devils defeated Boston in a 2-1 overtime victory on Dec. 13, at Prudential Center, New Jersey suffered a 5-2 loss at Boston on Dec. 30.

ALL-TIME vs BOS

Record: 59-89-19-10
Home: 30-42-11-4
Road: 29-47-8-6

SINCE 1982-83…

The most goals that the Devils earned in a single game vs Boston is eight (twice), which was last logged Mar. 19, 1994, in an
8-6 win at Boston.

The most goals that the team allowed in a game in a game vs Boston is eight (twice), which was last logged on Mar. 31, 2022,
in an 8-1 loss at Boston.

The most shots that Jersey earned in a single game vs Boston is 48, which was recorded on Oct. 29, 1996, in a 5-2 win at
Boston.

The most shots that the Devils allowed in a single game against Boston is also 48, which was logged on Mar. 31, 2021, after a
5-4 shootout loss.

The last time that the Devils shut out Boston was on Mar. 28, 2021, in a 1-0 win at Boston (M. Blackwood, 40 saves).

The last time that the Bruins shut out New Jersey was on May 3rd, 2021, in a 3-0 loss vs Boston (T. Rask, 20 saves).”

UPCOMING DEVILS SCHEDULE

Jan. 17 Vs MTL 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 19 At CBJ 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 20 Vs DAL 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 22 Vs VGK 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 25 At CAR 7:30 P.M. E.T.

Betting Odds

Devils – Bruins Odds

Devils – Bruins odds provided by Oddsshopper
Team Moneyline Puck Line O/U
Boston Bruins -175 -1.5, 145 Over 6.5, 100
New Jersey Devils 135 -1.5, -180 Under 6.5, -130

Moneyline Odds

Bet Side Fanatics
Boston Bruins -175
New Jersey Devils 135

Puck Line Odds

Bet Side Fanatics
Boston Bruins -1.5, 145
New Jersey Devils -1.5, -180

Total Odds

Bet Side Fanatics
Over 6.5, 100
Under 6.5, -130
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