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Booming Bruins look to stay hot vs rotten Red Wings

The Boston Bruins have been on a tear in their last 10 games, going 8-2 SU, and will try to keep the good vibes rolling when they land in the Motor City to face the free-falling Detroit Red Wings. The Wings are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games and are in the bottom five of the standings. The Bruins opened as -130 favorites to get the W at Little Caesars Arena.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in the Bruins’ last three games vs the Red Wings.
  • The Bruins are 1-4 SU in their last five games vs divisional opponents.
  • The Bruins are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games against the Red Wings.

Boston’s defense may be where they’re truly shining as they currently rank seventh in goals allowed this season (2.78) and have held teams to only nine goals in the last five games. Brad Marchand is a pest that most opposing teams can’t stand but that pest has also scored four goals and 10 points in the Bruins’ last five games and is starting to show the form he had last season when he finished with 39 goals and 85 points. Bettors should consider the Bruins in this one as Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games vs Detroit.

The Red Wings have been horrendous this year and that doesn’t look to be changing any time soon. Detroit ranks 27th in goals per game and only has one player who has scored more than 10 goals. During this current 1-9 SU span, the Wings have been outscored a whopping 45-22. It would be hard to place a wager on Detroit and feel good about it. Fade the Wings.

The total opened at 5.5 and the UNDER should be considered. As mentioned, the Wings have a hard time scoring goals and Boston’s defense should hold them in check. The UNDER has also hit in seven of the Bruins’ last nine games when they’re the favorite.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL hockey oddsmakers at Bovada had the Detroit Red Wings as +127 moneyline underdogs in this betting matchup. Those OVER/UNDER betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-0.8 result in favor of the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Boston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Red Wings sport a record of 11-13-6 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Bruins sit at 14-9-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-14 for the Red Wings and 13-14 for the Bruins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Boston injuries news.

The Bruins-Red Wings odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 20 in the current OddsShark poll, while Boston is at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.78 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 20% while the Bruins defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Boston was a 3-1 winner at home against the Islanders. Bettors on Boston at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Panthers on December 11. Bettors who backed the Panthers at +107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Washington, Thursday, December 14
Detroit home to Toronto, Friday, December 15

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