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NHL Hockey Handicapping – Bruins vs. Minnesota
(51-11-5) Boston Bruins vs. Minnesota Wild (39-21-8)
Date: Saturday March 18th – Bruins vs. Wild
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Xcel Energy Center, Minnesota
Hockey NHL Moneyline Odds: Bruins -155 Wild +135 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Bruins -1.5 +145 Wild +1.5 -200
Today’s NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
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This should be a very interesting match up to watch, we have one team who are look into a playoff spot and fighting for one of the best 82 game seasons of all time going against a very desperate team fighting for a division title.
Boston come into Saturday on a good note after shutting out the Winnipeg Jets 3-0 on Thursday which snapped a bit of a losing streak for the Bruins. Jeremy Swayman was Boston’s best player making 35 saves.
The Bruins are the second best team in the NHL when it comes to goals scored per game averaging around 3.72 per game. They also make the opposition goalies work on a nightly basis as they average the 9th most shots per game. One of the big reasons they are so good offensively is their power play converts at almost 23 percent.
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Bostons defense is #1 when it comes to goals allowed per game, giving up 2.16 per game they don’t allow the other team to shoot much on their goalies as they only allow 29 shots per game. They come into Saturday with the leagues best penalty kill sitting at 85%. Which is good because this Bruins team takes a lot of penalties.
Boston tends to share the net between 2 stellar goalies but after Jeremy Swayman’s performance on Thursday I would guess they will go back to him. He has had a very good season going 17-6-4 and posting 3 shutouts and .917 save. percentage.
Minnesota will be coming into Saturday on a good note after defeating the St. Louis Blues in a wild game 8-5 on Wednesday night. Minnesota has been played good hockey of late though, going 7-0-3 over their last 10 and are fighting for every point to keep hopes alive for a division title.
Offensively the Wild are a little bit below middle of the league when it comes to scoring. Only scoring around 2.88 goals per game, but they ranked in the top half of the league in shots on goal sitting at 31.4 per game. Although as mentioned they struggle to score so it’s no surprise there 22nd in shooting percentage. The power play is very good though ranking 9th in the NHL, which shouldn’t be a surprise as a lot of their goals come from that power play.
Defensively Minnesota is very good in the goals conceded statistic, giving up only 2.63 goals per game which is 3rd best in the NHL, which is not much of a surprise as they keep the shots allowed to a minimum. The penalty kill has also been fairly good this season killing 81 percent of penalties but has looked better than that number of late.
Marc Andre Fluery should get the nod in this one he is on an absolute heater right now winning his last 6 starts and on the season has posted a record of 22-13-3 with 2 shutouts. Fluery is currently playing like one of the leagues best right now.
Boston Bruins vs. Minnesota Wild Injury Report
- Nick Foligno (BOS) – IR – Lower Body
- Taylor Hall (BOS) – IR – Lower Body
- Derek Forbort (BOS) – OUT – Lower Body
- Marcus Foligno (MIN) – IR – Lower Body
- Gustav Nyquist (MIN) – IR – Upper Body
- Jonas Brodin (MIN) – IR – Lower Body
- Jake Middleton (MIN) – OUT – Illness
- Kirill Kaprizov (MIN) – OUT – Lower Body
- Brandon Duhaime (MIN) – OUT – Head
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Boston Bruins vs. Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
- Bruins are 6-1 in their last 7 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
- Bruins are 48-15 in their last 63 overall.
- Wild are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games.
- Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Bruins are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota.
- Bruins are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Free Boston Bruins vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Prediction
Minnesota is the more desperate team but I think that Boston is the better team and a very decent price which you don’t often get when beating the Bruins I have to take them here. Bruins Moneyline for me. .
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