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(25-27-11) Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins (34-26-6)
Date: Wednesday March 8th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Boston -260
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Boston -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Detroit, on the second night of a back-to-back, head to Boston to take on the Bruins in an Atlantic Division matchup.
Boston, coming off a loss to Ottawa, will look to bounce back and grab a win at home against a mediocre Red Wings team.
Detroit Red Wings
Sitting 8th in the Atlantic Division, the Detroit Red Wings are out of the playoff race and aren’t expected to win many more games in this lost season. The team will be looking for the best possible draft spot at this point.
So much has gone wrong for this Detroit squad and neither the offense or defense has been good this year. The offense ranks 25th in the league in goals scored (158) and 21st in goals against (187). The minus-29 goal differential can be used to explain the team’s poor record.
Offensively, Detroit has very few weapons especially after trading away Thomas Vanek. Tomas Tatar is one of those few weapons. Tatar has 15 goals and 14 assists, including two goals in his last five games.
Andreas Athanasiou has been solid for the team as well. He has 14 goals and seven assists in 48 games this season. In his last five games, he has two assists.
Boston continues to show its rejuvenated play since firing Claude Julien and promoting Bruce Cassidy. The Bruins are 8-3-0 since Cassidy took over and are close to solidifying a spot in the playoffs barring a bad losing streak.
The team has improved on both sides of the ice, especially on offense. For the year, the Bruins rank 14th in goals scored with 182, averaging 2,76 goals per game.
Left wing Brad Marchand has played solid hockey all year and continues to do so. He has 30 goals and 38 assists this season, including four goals and three assists over his last five games.
Right wing David Pastrnak. Pastrnak has 26 goals and 29 assists this year. Over his last five, he has six assists.
On the goaltending front, Tuukka Rask should get the start in goal on Wednesday night. He has looked fantastic since Bruce Cassidy took over. Rask is 30-16-4 on the year with a .913 save percentage and a 2.28 goals against average.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Detroit is 5-1 ATS in the last six games
- Boston is 4-2 SU in the last six games
Free Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins NHL Hockey Prediction:
Boston is a much better team than Detroit and shouldn’t have much trouble getting the win here. The Bruins get the W at home.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Boston ATS
Detroit is a bad defensive team and an even worse offensive team. Boston should have no trouble outscoring the team and covering the spread here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Detroit 2 – Boston 4
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