Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild 12/17/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 12/16/2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul
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On Wednesday night, the Boston Bruins will be facing off against the Minnesota Wild, who are 9-3-1 on home ice this season. The Bruins and the Wild both have winning records right now, but they are also both near the bottom of their division standings.
In their first game against each other this season, the Wild were able to defeat the Bruins 4-3 in Boston. The Bruins scored on one of their two power plays in that game, but the Wild played had the better offensive performance by outshooting Boston 42-28. Bruins center Seth Griffith was the top star in that game by finishing with two goals and one assist in the losing effort.
In his five games against the Wild, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has gone 2-2-1 with a 2.14 GAA and a .932 save percentage. Center Patrice Bergeron has two goals and four assists in his nine games against Minnesota, while left wing Brad Marchand has only accumulated one point in five games against them.
Wild left wing Zach Parise has scored eight goals and provided eight assists in his 28 games against Boston, while veteran right wing Jason Pominville has notched 18 goals and 26 assists in 52 career games against them. In one game against the Bruins, netminder Darcy Kuemper took the loss and ended up with a low .895 save percentage.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
Boston Bruins are 15-15-0 Against the Spread
Boston Bruins are 11-14-0 against the Over/Under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
Minnesota Wild are 16-12-0 Against the Spread
Minnesota Wild are 10-14-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/16/14 C David Krejci Hip is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Nashville
12/10/14 LW Simon Gagne Personal out indefinitely
11/19/14 D Adam McQuaid Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/05/14 C Marc Savard Concussion out for season
12/15/14 C Ryan Carter Upper Body is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Chicago & Wednesday vs Boston
12/15/14 D Jared Spurgeon Illness is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Chicago
12/10/14 D Keith Ballard Concussion out indefinitely
12/10/14 D Marco Scandella Suspension Served probable Tuesday vs. Chicago
11/05/14 LW Matt Cooke Hip out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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