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Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 11-8-2019

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#51 Boston Bruins
Bruins -260
#52 Detroit Red Wings
Red Wings 220

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:35pm

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Game Stats

Boston Bruins

11 - 4

64-42
ATS
45-56
O/U
3
PPG
2
OPPG

Detroit Red Wings

4 - 13

32-50
ATS
38-42
O/U
2
PPG
3
OPPG

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

Having won just one of their last 13 contests, the Detroit Red Wings (8th in Atlantic Division) are playing host to the Boston Bruins (1st in Atlantic), who just snapped a six-game winning run with a defeat in Montreal…

Bruins End Winning Run

A six-game winning run finally came to an end for the Boston Bruins (11-2-2), who were edged out with a count of 5-4 by the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Tuesday. David Pastrnak (15 goals, 30 points this year), Connor Clifton (1 goal, 1 point), Anders Bjork (2 goals, 2 points) and Sean Kuraly (1 goal, 4 points) all scored for the Bruins, who tied the game at 1-1, 3-3 and 4-4 before conceding the last marker of the contest midway through the third period. Boston is 4-2-1 when playing on the road so far this year.

Goalie Tuuka Rask stopped 26 shots in Montreal, taking his current performance total to 7-1-1 for the season with a 1.88 GAA and a .936 save percentage. He has posted a 13-6-3 career tally against the Detroit Red Wings with a 2.59 GAA and a .904 save percentage. The Bruins, meanwhile, are scoring the 3rd highest quantity of goals per game (3.73), while conceding the 3rd lowest amount in their defensive zone (2.33). They are top of the league in power play (31.4%) and 5th best in penalty kill (86.7%).

Wings Lose Another One

The Detroit Red Wings (4-12-1) recorded their fourth straight defeat (0-4-0) after being beaten with a score of 5-1 by the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The Wings outshot the Blueshirts 36-31, but went just 1-for-3 on penalty kill, failing on both of their power-play opportunities as well, eventually scoring just once when the result was already 3-0 to New York. Valtteri Filppula (2 goals, 7 points this year) buried the only snipe for Detroit, which has managed to win just one of its past 13 fixtures (1-11-1) and is 2-5-1 when playing on its own ice.

Goalie Jimmy Howard made 26 saves in Manhattan and has now gone 2-8-0 for the season with a 3.99 GAA and a .887 save percentage. He is 8-6-3 against the Boston Bruins in previous encounters with a 2.52 GAA and a .924 save percentage. The Red Wings, meanwhile, are netting the absolute lowest number of goals per game (2.06), while giving up the absolute highest amount on the defensive end (4.00). They are 28th in power play with a 12.7% success rate and bottom of the league in penalty kill with 66.7% efficiency.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

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Rating:

With odds of +210, it is definitely not the worst of ideas to pick Detroit, which has already beaten the Bruins on the last three overall occasions. The Red Wings have been horrid lately, winning just one of their past 13 contests, being outscored 15-2 in their last three games. Still, the team has the youth quality to deliver good results, having started the season with an impressive 3-1-0 record. Boston, meanwhile, has managed to win just one of its last four travels and has dropped four straight decisions already when scoring no more than two strikes in its previous fixture. A shocker result? We’ll take that one!

Prediction: Detroit Red Wings (+210)

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Rating:

Four of the past five head-to-head contests between the two sides have seen at least six snipes on the scoresheet, averaging no less than nine markers per game. So, banking on a high-scoring contest here is the way to go. The very last five road matchups of the Bruins have already gone past the set goal-mark, as have eight of the previous 10 domestic outings of the Red Wings as a home underdog.

Prediction: Over 6

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