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Bruins vs. Red Wings - 12/29/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings (19-8-9) at Boston Bruins (18-15-3)

NHL Hockey: Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Bruins -132 / Detroit Red Wings +120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSDT, NESN, NBCSN

The Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins play Monday night at the TD Garden.

The Detroit Red Wings have lost six of their last eight games and end a short two-game road trip. The Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have six power play goals in their last three games and have won five straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Gustav Nyquist leads Detroit with 15 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 24 assists and Tomas Tatar has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in eight of their last 10 games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 55 goals on 707 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 16 goals on 193 shots. The Red Wings have won five of their last seven road games.

Bruins vs. Red Wings - 12/29/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Boston Bruins have split their last six games and are trying to stay afloat in the Atlantic. The Bruins are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have two power play goals in their last eight games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals overall. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 10 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 20 assists and Loui Eriksson has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last eight games. Niklas Svedberg has allowed 23 goals on 282 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 70 goals on 779 shots.

The Red Wings are 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 42-17 in their last 59 home games and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. a team with a winning record. The Red Wings are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.

Both teams are in a bit of a funk and playing very inconsistent hockey. Just from a value point of view, I'm taking the team that's giving me the plus money. 

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Detroit Red Wings +120

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