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Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins Preview

Boston Bruins

Detroit Red Wings
16-6-2 November 27, 2013, 07:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena 11-7-7

The visiting Bruins hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Joe Louis Arena against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Red Wings sport a record of 11-7-7 heading into this matchup, while the Bruins sit at 16-6-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-11-2 for the Red Wings and 4-11-9 for the Bruins.

View Boston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Red Wings as -105 moneyline in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The Red Wings - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 14 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 9.

Boston won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Penguins on November 25. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Sabres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -118 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 23-ranked offense (2.52 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.92 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 21.95% rate while the Bruins have a 85.92% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Bruins at Red Wings trends to consider:
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to New York, Friday, November 29th
Detroit at New York, Friday, November 29th