Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Boston Bruins head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Bruins at -128 and the Red Wings at +116.
Boston has a record of 31-11-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 13-5-4-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 164 goals and surrendered 121 goals for a point differential of +43. For the year they have an ATS mark of 31-19-0 and an over/under record of 21-28-0. Detroit has a record of 21-22-8 including 11-10-7-1 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 134 goals and have given up 151 for a goal differential of -17. Their record against the spread is 21-30-0 while their over/under mark is 22-29-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 31-19-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 21-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 21-30-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 22-29-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
02/03/18 D Kevan Miller Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs Detroit
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Upper Body is out indefinitely
01/31/18 C Noel Acciari Lower Body IR (01/23)
01/24/18 LW Brad Marchand Suspension 5-game suspension (eligble to return 02/07 vs. NY Rangers)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Patrice Bergeron has scored 44 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 22 goals this season with 163 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 22 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. David Pastrnak averages 18 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 21 goals on 139 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the year. Tuukka Rask has 21 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Bruins. He has 933 shots against him and he's surrendered 70 goals. He's made 863 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Henrik Zetterberg has 33 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 6 goals this year with 111 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Anthony Mantha averages 17 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 16 goals on 116 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 14 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 1,092 shots against him and he's given up 97 goals. He's made 995 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have 70 total points this year, which is 4th in the NHL. They've scored 164 goals while giving up 121 scores, which has them ranked 7th and 31st respectively. They have had 155 power play chances and scored 35 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That is 6th in the league. The Bruins have given up 148 power play opportunities and surrendered 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 4th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.22% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 24th in the league with a total of 50 points this season. They have 28 power play goals on 154 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 21st in the NHL. They've given up 159 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 18th overall. As a team, the Red Wings are 28th with a total of 134 goals scored while they've given up 151 goals this season, ranking 14th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.75%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 20th overall in the NHL.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 52.1% as they've tried 2,955 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,717 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 4th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.1% as they have 2,214 shots while they've given up 2,034 attempts on defense. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 55.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.5% for the year. That puts them 3rd and 29th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,615 face-off wins as opposed to 1,515 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That is 7th overall in the NHL. On defense Boston has 1,228 hits and they've blocked 683 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 31st in the league.
The Red Wings are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50% for the season, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 1,511 face-off wins compared to 1,622 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.2%. That is 26th in the league. On defense Detroit has 1,052 hits and they have blocked 689 shots from the opposition, which is 29th in the league. Detroit is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.6% as they've attempted 2,772 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,929 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49% ranks 19th as they have 2,153 attempts while they have given up 2,240 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Red Wings NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Boston -128
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -128
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