The Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in the NHL action at the TD Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 24 goals, Fillip Hronek has 29 assists and David Perron has 158 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ville Husso has given up 134 goals on 1,384 shots faced, and Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 35 goals on 292 shots.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 45 goals, Charlie McAvoy has 38 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 207 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 86.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 72 goals on 1,162 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 56 goals on 665 shots.
The Red Wings are 37-96 in their last 133 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Bruins are 40-11 in their last 51 home games and 46-13 in their last 59 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Red Wings last 5 Saturday games. The over is 5-2-1 in Bruins last 8 vs. Atlantic. The Red Wings are 2-14 in the last 16 meetings in Boston and 10-23 in the last 33 meetings. The home team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Detroit Red Wings aren’t playing great hockey now, and they don’t win on the road, which has been a problem the last 3 years. As Ive said countless times this year, the Boston Bruins are the best team in the league, both on paper and for bettors this season. No team has made bettors more money than the Bruins. Give me the home team and the PL for max betting value.