Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Free Pick

Jose VasquezArticles, Hockey, NHL

Two teams meeting for the third time this season, the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings collide at Little Caesars Arena for an Original Six matchup. The matchup will get started at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 6, and fans at home can catch it live on Fox Sports Detroit.

Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings Odds

Boston is 31-19 straight up (SU) and has earned 7.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. 28 of its games have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just one has pushed. This 2017-18 Bruins team is 13-9 SU on the road. Boston has converted on 22.6 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, it has the fifth-best penalty kill in the league, and the teams successfully killed off 83.2 percent of its penalties. The Bruins, as a collective unit, have been penalized 3.8 times per game this season, and 3.0 per game over its last five road outings. The team has had to kill penalties just 5.8 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Averaging 25.4 saves per game with a .925 save percentage, Tuukka Rask (21-13-4) has been the primary option in goal for Boston this season. If it decides to rest him, however, the team may go with Anton Khudobin (10-8-4 record, .924 save percentage, 2.36 goals against average). Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak will both lead the way for the visiting Bruins. Marchand has 50 points via 21 goals and 29 assists, and has recorded multiple points 16 times. Pastrnak has 21 goals and 28 assists to his creditand has logged a point in 34 games. Detroit is 21-30 straight up (SU) and has lost 7.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 51 regular season contests, 29 of its games have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and none have pushed. The teams 11-17 SU at home this year. The Red Wings have converted on just 18.2 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.9 percent of all opponent power plays. Detroit players have been penalized 3.7 times per game in total this season, and 2.6 per game over their last five at home. The team has had to kill penalties just 7.2 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Jimmy Howard has denied 26.2 shots per game as the top option in goal for the Red Wings. Howard has 14 wins, 24 losses, and six overtime losses to his name and has registered a .911 save percentage and 2.82 goals against average this year. Dylan Larkin (eight goals, 30 assists) will pace the offensive attack for the Red Wings.

Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings Betting Picks

Pick: SU Winner – Bruins, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • Detroit is 4-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Boston is 3-2 in shootouts.
  • The under has hit in four of Detroit’s last five outings.
  • Six of Boston’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-1 in those games.
  • Boston skaters have accounted for the leagues fourth-most hits per game (24.6).