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Red Wings can Clinch with Win Thursday

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In what could prove to be the most important game of the season for either team, the Detroit Red Wings visit the Boston Bruins in a pivotal, penultimate game for each squad. A win for the Wings cements the No. 3 spot in the Atlantic Division while the Bruins need a win to fend off the Philadelphia Flyers and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Wings are 1-8 SU in their last nine games with zero days off.
  • The Bruins are 1-6 SU in their last seven games versus teams with winning records.
  • OVER is 3-0 in Detroit’s last three games versus teams with winning records.

The Bruins are presently -155 in moneyline markets at online shop Bovada while the Red Wings are +125. The total is tabbed at 5 goals with OVER at -130 and UNDER at EVEN odds.

The Red Wings scored a huge 3-0 victory over the aforementioned Flyers Wednesday night and have now won three-consecutive games. They sit two points up on the Bruins in the Atlantic Division and will be gunning for two points in Beantown Thursday.

The Bruins are trending the other way having lost back-to-back games and going 2-7-1 in their last 10 games. A five game losing streak toward the end of March has really damaged the Bruins’ playoff hopes but a win Thursday coupled with a Flyers’ loss (vs Toronto Maple Leafs) will provide a big boost.

The edge in recent head-to-heads has definitely gone to the B’s, however. Boston has posted a 6-1 SU record in the last seven meetings between the pair of Original Six teams.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Boston Bruins in this one found them earlier as -150 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.6-2 win for the Red Wings. 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

This season the Boston Bruins are 41-30-9 overall while the Detroit Red Wings are 41-28-11. As for the totals, Boston is 34-37-9 on the OU, and Detroit is 30-36-14. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Detroit injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Boston Bruins and the No. 14-ranked Detroit Red Wings, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Boston Bruins No. 5-ranked offense (2.92 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 20.8% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.68% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit was a 3-0 winner in its last match at home against the Flyers. They won as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Boston was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Hurricanes. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
  • Detroit is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at New York, Saturday, April 9th
Boston home to Ottawa, Saturday, April 9th