David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and the Boston Bruins will face off against Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, and the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena in an Original Six matchup. The match gets underway at 0:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 9, and it can be caught live on NBC.
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Odds
The Bruins (-275) are tabbed as the favorites over the Red Wings (+235) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total stand at -125 over, +105 under at FanDuel.
Though the team is 34-22 straight up (SU) this season, Boston has actually lost 2.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 56 regular season contests, 29 of its games have gone under the total, while 23 have gone over and just three have pushed. As a road team this season, the Bruins are 15-11 SU.
Boston comes into the match up with the second-best power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s converted on 26.9 percent of its extra-man opportunities this season. Its penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 84.1 percent of all penalties..
Sporting a .930 save percentage and 27.7 saves per game, Tuukka Rask (20-11-6) has been the top option in goal for Boston this year. Rask did just play yesterday, however, so the team may opt to rest him and instead turn to Jaroslav Halak (14-12-6 record, .921 save percentage, 2.36 goals against average).
Over on the other bench, Detroit is 13-43 straight up (SU) and has lost 22.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 56 regular season outings, 26 of its games have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just six have pushed. It’s 8-20 SU at home this season.
The Red Wings have converted on just 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 31st in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 29th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 74.4 percent of all penalties.
Jonathan Bernier (26.3 saves per game) has been the top choice in the crease for the Red Wings. Bernier has 11 wins, 20 losses, and two overtime losses to his name and has recorded a mediocre 2.89 goals against average and a poor .908 save percentage this season.
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Betting Predictions
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Red Wings, O/U – Under
The Red Wings are 2-1 in games that go to shootout. The Bruins are 0-7 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the total has gone under in four of their last five matchups.
Over Boston’s last ten games, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-1 in those games).
Boston skaters have accounted for the league’s eighth-most hits per game (23.8).