Bruins vs Red Wings Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/9/2020
Game: Boston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-280) Red Wings (+248)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (13-39-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) play the Boston Bruins (33-10-12, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The Red Wings open this matchup at +248 while the Bruins are priced at -280. The total has been set at 5.5. The Bruins are covering 60.0% of the time, having gone 33-22 SU. Detroit is covering 20.4% of the time, going 11-43 straight up.
The Boston Bruins head into this game holding a record of 33 wins and 10 defeats, putting them at 1st in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 183 goals which is good for 5th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the league. Their goal differential is +52, putting them at 1st in the league. The Bruins have earned a total of 78 pts, which is good for 1st in the league and 1st in the Eastern Conference. In connection with shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 1,751 which is good for 5th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the league. As a unit, Boston has compiled a total of 1,241 hits which means they have an average of 22.6 per game. They have earned a total of 576 blocks for this year. The man between the pipes for Boston is Tuukka Rask from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 32 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,758 minutes minding the goal for the season. Rask is surrendering an average of 2.15 goals per game which has him placed 1st among East goalies and 1st in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has allowed 63 goals. He has a save % of .929 which has him placed 3rd among East goalies.
The Boston Bruins went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2 - 1 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks their last time out. The Bruins left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this win. In this outing, they earned a goal on 2 of the 40 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't net one. Boston ended up with a total of 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Bruins sat at 60 and the Corsi against was 40 giving them a Corsi percentage of 60.0%. Their Fenwick was 42 while the Fenwick against was 30, giving them a rate of 58.3%. They won 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 24 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 57.0% and they had a PDO of 106.1 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks racked up 22 shots. They ended the game with 18 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play chances.
The Red Wings will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 13 wins and 39 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they are ranked 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the NHL with -98. They have earned a total of 113 goals for the year which has them at 16th in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has a team save percentage of .885 which has them sitting 31st in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 7.3% putting them at 16th in the East. In net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.89 goals against average and that has him ranked 19th among East goaltenders and 36th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,726 minutes he has played this year, he has surrendered 83 goals. His save percentage is .908, which has him sitting 18th among East goaltenders and 38th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings went up against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a game where the Red Wings were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 2 - 0. In this matchup, Detroit had a 35.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 31 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 57. They had a Fenwick percentage of 33.8% with a Fenwick of 24 and the Blue Jackets earning a 47 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Detroit played and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO of 94.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 48.1%. The Red Wings scored 0 goals of the 16 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Blue Jackets had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Detroit conceded 44 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets ended up with 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+248)
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