Bruins begin playoffs versus Red Wings

The Boston Bruins will begin their quest to return to the Stanley Cup final on Friday night as they take on the Detroit Red Wings in marquee NHL playoffs betting action.

The Bruins, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, won just one of their four games against the Red Wings during the regular season, and they're just 2-8 in the last 10 games between the two teams.

Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you're going with the Boston Bruins in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -203 on most NHL hockey betting menus early today for Friday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.7-2.6 victory for the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Boston Bruins are 54-19-9 overall while the Detroit Red Wings are 39-28-15. As for the totals, Boston is 33-28-21 on the OU, and Detroit is 36-39-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Detroit injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Boston Bruins at No. 1 and the Detroit Red Wings at No. 14 heading into this contest.

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How Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins Stats Matchup

The game also pits Boston's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.18 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 21.74% while the Red Wings defense kills off 83.05% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Blues on April 13. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at +160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Boston lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Devils on April 13. Bettors who backed the Devils at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Boston, Sunday, April 20th

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