Boston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings Expert NHL Picks 11/8/2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (11-2-2, 1st in the Atlantic Division) head to Little Ceasars Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Detroit Red Wings (4-12-1, 8th in the Atlantic Division). The Bruins open this matchup at -239 while the Red Wings are priced at +213. The total opens at 6. The Bruins are covering 73.3% of the time, having gone 11-4 SU. Detroit is covering 23.5% of the time, going 4-13 straight up.
The Boston Bruins come into this matchup with a record of 11 wins and 2 losses, ranking them 1st in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 56 goals which ranks 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +21, ranking them 1st in the NHL. The Bruins have earned a total of 24 points, which ranks 3rd in the NHL and 2nd in the East. With reference to shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 490 which ranks 7th in the conference and 14th in the NHL. As a group, Boston currently has a total of 264 hits which has them averaging 17.6 per contest. They have earned a total of 133 blocks for the year. In goal for Boston is Tuukka Rask from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 32 years old and has totaled 543 mins defending the net for the season. Kinkaid is giving up 1.88 goals per game which has him placed 1st among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 2nd in the NHL. So far this season, he has surrendered 17 goals. His save percentage is .936 which has him placed 2nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Boston Bruins will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5 - 4 loss against the Montreal Canadiens in their previous contest. The Bruins had a impressive offensive output in the loss. In this game, they converted 4 of the 25 shots they put on net. They also had 2 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those attempts. Boston had 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Bruins sat at 48 and the Corsi against was 48 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against was 37, which means they had a rate of 42.2%. They won 32 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 95.0 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Montreal Canadiens tallied 31 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The Red Wings are the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 4 victories and 12 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are currently sitting 16th in the East and 31st in the league with -33. They currently have a total of 35 goals for the season which puts them at 15th in the conference. Detroit has a team save percentage of .879 which is good for 29th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 6.7% ranking them 16th in the conference. In net for Detroit is Jimmy Howard who is having a tough year by giving up 3.99 goals per contest and that places him 24th among East goalies and 45th in the NHL among goalies. In the 526 minutes he has been on the ice, he has given up 35 goals. He's earned a save % of .887, which puts him at 21st among East goalies and 37th in the NHL among goalies.
The Detroit Red Wings went up against the New York Rangers in an outing where the Red Wings went home in defeat by a final of 5 - 1. For this game, Detroit went home with a 60.4% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 58 while the opposition had a Corsi of 38. They had a Fenwick percentage of 61.1% with a Fenwick of 44 and the Rangers earning a 28 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Detroit played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO was 94.0 and their oZS percentage was 73.3%. The Red Wings converted 1 goal of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but didn't score a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Rangers had 3 power play opportunities and were able to tally 2 goals. Detroit conceded 31 shots on goal and the Rangers ended up with a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+213)
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