Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings - 3/6/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (26-29-10) at Boston Bruins (40-15-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins / Detroit Red Wings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, NBCSN
The Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Detroit Red Wings could use a feel good victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with 21 goals, Dylan Larkin has 39 assists and Henrik Zetterberg has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 127 goals on 1,434 shots faced. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
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The Boston Bruins look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrice Bergeron leads Boston with 27 goals, Brad Marchand has 36 assists and David Pastrnak has 168 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 93 goals on 1,149 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 53 goals on 670 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in six of their last 10 games.
The Red Wings are 11-27 in their last 38 Tuesday games, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Bruins are 8-1 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest, 16-5 in their last 21 home games and 35-16 in their last 51 overall. The Red Wings are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings in Boston, 4-17 in the last 21 meetings and the over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in Boston.
The Detroit Red Wings are falling apart rather quickly and have no goalie depth to stop these defensive issues. To make matters worse, the Red Wings are running into a team they've beaten just twice in the last 10 meetings. The Boston Bruins are one of the hotter teams in the league right now and have been even better at home recently. You have to like the Boston Bruins to get the job done on their home ice.