Wild vs. Bruins - 2/13/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (29-19-6) at Minnesota Wild (23-21-10)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild +104 / Boston Bruins -115 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSN
The Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild meet Saturday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Boston Bruins look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 26 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 26 assists and Loui Eriksson has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 102 goals on 1,223 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 37 goals on 415 shots. Rask has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Minnesota Wild need a win in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 17 goals, Mikko Koivu has 26 assists and Charlie Coyle has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 100 goals on 1,208 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 27 goals on 350 shots. Dubnyk has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Bruins are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 8-20 in their last 28 vs. Western Conference. The Wild are 0-7 in their last 7 home games and 5-16 in their last 21 overall. The Bruins are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings.
The Bruins continue to play impressive hockey, which includes five straight wins on the road. The Wild are in a nasty slump that includes seven straight home losses. I'll take the better/hotter team for the cheap price.