Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins - 2/1/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Xcel Energy Center)
BOS -140 O/U 6
The Boston Bruins have a tough test ahead of them as they travel to face the Minnesota Wild. Minnesota will be hosting this game at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN. Boston comes into this game having played Winnipeg the night before, so Minnesota has a chance to catch a tired Boston team. Minnesota just scored a nice win over Detroit, making it the third win for the Wild in their last four games. Boston has been struggling of late, though the Bruins still have a slight edge over the Atlantic Division.
The Boston Bruins are an electric team that has the potential for some late-season heroics. Boston is scoring 3.31 goals per game while surrendering just 2.51 goals against to opposing squads. Boston is paced by the play of their star wing duo, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand. Pastrnak and Marchand should be more than enough to keep Minnesota's defense in check.
The Minnesota Wild lack Boston's star power but that doesn't mean that Minnesota will just roll over. Minnesota has been great on offense this year as the Wild are averaging 3.10 goals per game. Unfortunately, Minnesota's defense has been abysmal for a large chunk of the season. If Minnesota is slow getting back, Boston might be able to put up quite a few goals in this game.
- Bruins are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite.
- Wild are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic.
- Under is 3-1-1 in Bruins last 5 games as a favorite.
- Over is 3-1-1 in Wild last 5 overall.
The Bruins have a great offense on the year, but the Bruins have started to play really good defense as well. Look for that to continue in the game here, but also against a struggling Wild defense the offense for Boston will light up the scoreboard. We like Boston to defeat Minnesota in this outing. Final Score Prediction, Boston Bruins win 5 - 2.