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Wings Open as Massive Dogs for Original Six Matchup in Beantown

To say the Bruins have been enjoying a lot of success against the Red Wings of late would be a massive understatement. They’ve beaten their Original Six rivals in eight of their last 10 contests and have gotten at least a point in all but one of those games. Detroit, the worst team in the Eastern Conference, has dropped three straight heading into Beantown and Boston has been cruising since Bruce Cassidy took over behind the bench. His team is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games.

SHARK BITES
  • The Red Wings are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games on the road against the Bruins.
  • Tuukka Rask has a career .890 save percentage and 2.85 goals-against average against the Red Wings.
  • The Red Wings are 0-4 SU in their last 4 games against their division.

On the surface, this looks like an easy game to cap. Boston has been playing well and Detroit is the worst it’s been in over 20 years. However, with the Bruins’ moneyline opening at -260, you’re going to have a tough time getting any value on the B’s unless you bet them to win by a goal and a half. The problem with the noble idea of taking the Bruins on the puckline is that they’re 14-27 this season when favored to win by two goals.

What I normally recommend in this situation is to take the underdog. In my opinion, the amount of value the Wings are offering tonight is not in proportion to the chance they have to win the hockey game. Rask has some of his worst career numbers against Detroit and the boys from Hockeytown actually won their last game as a +200 underdog.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Boston Bruins in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -260 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Wednesday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.3-1.8 win for the Bruins on Wednesday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

34-26-6 Boston battles the Red Wings, currently with a 25-28-11 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 31-28-7 for the Bruins and 28-28-8 for the Red Wings. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Detroit injuries news.

The Boston Bruins sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Red Wings sit at a No. 27 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Boston Bruins No. 15-ranked offense (2.76 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.97 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 20.1% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.15% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They lost as +161 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Boston lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Senators on March 06. Bettors who backed the Senators at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Boston is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Boston is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games at home
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Chicago, Friday, March 10th
Boston home to Philadelphia, Saturday, March 11th

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