Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins Game Preview 2/15/20

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Tyler Bertuzzi, Dylan Larkin, and the Detroit Red Wings will do battle against Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden in an Original Six tilt. New England Sports Network will air the action, which gets going at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15.

Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins Odds

Moneyline and Over/Under (O/U) odds have not yet been posted for this matchup.

Boston is 35-23 straight up (SU) and has recorded 4.1 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Out of its 58 regular season matches, 31 of them have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just three have pushed. The team’s 20-11 SU at home this year.

The Bruins currently tout the second-best power-play unit in the NHL, as the team has converted on 26.4 percent of their extra-man advantages this season. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked third overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 84.1 percent of all penalties.

Sporting a .930 save percentage and 27.4 saves per game, Tuukka Rask (21-12-6) has been the top goalkeeper for Boston this year. If head coach Bruce Cassidy chooses to give him a breather, however, the team might turn to Jaroslav Halak (14-12-12 record, .921 save percentage, 2.36 goals against average).

Over on the other bench, Detroit is 14-45 straight up (SU) and has lost 20.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. A total of 28 of its contests have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just six have pushed. As a road team so far, the Red Wings are 5-25 SU.

The Red Wings have converted on just 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the bottom-five overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 26th overall and it’s successfully killed off 75.7 percent of all penalties.

Jonathan Bernier (.908 save percentage and 2.87 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Detroit. Bernier is averaging 26.4 saves per game and owns a 12-22-2 record.

Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins Betting Predictions

Free Pick: SU Winner – Bruins, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • The Bruins are 0-7 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Red Wings are 2-1 in shootouts.
  • Detroit has managed 23.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Boston has been attempting 36.0 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Seven of Detroit’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 1-6 in those games.
  • The Bruins this season have tallied the seventh-most hits per game in the NHL (23.7).