Bruins play host to the Red Wings
The Boston Bruins will be looking to open the season with back-to-back victories on Saturday night as they play host to their new division rivals, the Detroit Red Wings.
Boston is coming off a 3-1 win at home over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night, with Chris Kelly, Milan Lucic, and Patrice Bergeron providing the goals for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask stopped 32 of the 33 Tampa Bay shots that day.
Boston will face the 2-0-0 Red Wings. In totals betting, the Bruins are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Red Wings are 0-2 favoring the OVER.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Bruins and the No. 6-rated Red Wings in this matchup.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -107 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Bruins were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 8 at 1.5 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 0% while the Red Wings defense kills off 90% of their penalties.
A few Red Wings at Bruins trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing Boston
Detroit is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 12 games when playing Detroit
Boston is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at Winnipeg, Thursday, October 10th
Boston at Colorado, Thursday, October 10th