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NHL Betting: Red Wings vs. Bruins

An Original Six matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and the Boston Bruins highlights the NHL betting board for Friday night this week.

Boston will be likely home favorites in this contest at 5Dimes, but expect Detroit to come out hard against a Bruins team they don’t see very often. The Red Wings have won three straight head-to-head and four of the last five in this betting rivalry.


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No one wants to bet money against the Bruins these days, but there will be a lot of action in favor of the Red Wings on the NHL betting lines. Seven of the past 10 meetings with these teams have sent UNDER bettors to the payout window in totals betting.

The Bruins were the hottest team heading into Wednesday night’s action with a nine-game win streak on the line, while the Red Wings had won two straight before their meeting with Calgary on Wednesday.

Ottawa will be running into a Pittsburgh Penguins team that is on a new high as superstar Sidney Crosby has returned to action with the teams colliding in Pennsylvania for an NHL betting matchup on Friday.

Pittsburgh will be home favorites in this game at 5Dimes, and expect the majority of action to be played in favor of the Penguins on the NHL betting lines. Pittsburgh has won four of the last five head-to-head, and seven of the last 10 meetings have produced a win for OVER bettors in totals betting.

Another interesting NHL betting matchup on Friday has Tampa Bay playing on the road against the Florida Panthers. Tampa Bay has struggled to recapture their playoff momentum from last season.

Florida has won two of three from their state rivals this season, but it was the Lightning who struck earlier this month with a 4-3 win in the Panthers' building.


NHL props courtesy of Bovada:

Will James Reimer start a game for the Toronto Maple Leafs before December 1st?

Yes       -120

No        -120


Will the Edmonton Oilers acquire a defenseman before February 1st, 2012?

Yes       +200

No        -300


Will the Toronto Maple Leafs made a trade for a goaltender prior to January 1st, 2012?

Yes       +145

No        -190


Will the Carolina Hurricanes trade Tomas Kaberle during the 2011-12 regular season?

Yes       +150

No        -200


Will the Toronto Maple Leafs trade Cody Franson during the 2011-12 regular season?

Yes       +200

No        -300


Will the Columbus Blue Jackets trade Jeff Carter in the 2011-12 regular season?

Yes       +150

No        -200