Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins Predictions, Free NHL Pick 2/15/2020
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+338) Bruins (-390)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (14-41-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) head to TD Garden on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston Bruins (35-11-12, 1st in the Atlantic Division). The moneyline on this game has the Red Wings coming in at +338 and the Bruins are at -390. The total opens at 5.5. The Red Wings are covering 21.1% of the time, having gone 12-45 SU. Boston covers 60.3% of the time, going 35-23 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this matchup with a record of 14 victories and 41 defeats, ranking them 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 119 goals which has them sitting at 16th in the conference and 31st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -100, ranking them 31st in the NHL. The Red Wings have compiled a total of 32 pts, which has them sitting at 31st in the NHL and 16th in the conference. When discussing shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 1,616 which has them sitting at 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the NHL. As a group, Detroit has racked up a total of 1,214 hits which has them averaging 20.6 per game. They have compiled a total of 650 blocks for the season. Looking after the goal for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier from Pori, Finland. He is 31 years old and has totaled 1,905 mins minding the net for the year. Bernier is surrendering an average of 2.87 goals against average which places him at 19th among East goaltenders and 33rd in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he's allowed 91 goals. He has a save percentage of .908 which places him at 19th among East goaltenders.
The Detroit Red Wings will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 1 defeat to the New Jersey Devils in their last game. The Red Wings didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. In this game, they finished 1 of the 26 shots they tried. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those chances. Detroit ended up with a total of 12 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 38 and the Corsi against was 37 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.7%. Their Fenwick was 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 28, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 53.3%. They won 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 13 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 42.4% and they had a PDO of 81.3 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the New Jersey Devils tallied 26 shots. They had 8 penalty minutes and they tallied 6 power play opportunities.
The Bruins will be the team across the ice and for the year they have 35 victories and 11 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the conference and 1st in the league with +55. They currently have a total of 192 goals for the season which is 5th in the East. Boston has a team save percentage of .922 which currently has them sitting 1st in the league, which means scoring chances may be limited. They are shooting 10.3% which is good for 6th in the East. In goal for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is having a marginal campaign by giving up 2.11 goals against average and that has him ranked 1st among Eastern Conference goalies and 1st among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,935 mins he has played this year, he's given up 68 goals. He holds a save percentage of .930, which has him placed 2nd among Eastern Conference goalies and 2nd among goalies in the NHL.
The Boston Bruins went up against the Montreal Canadiens in a matchup where the Bruins ended up with the victory by a final score of 4 - 1. While out there on the ice, Boston went home with a 47.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 42 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 52.1% by notching a Fenwick of 37 and the Canadiens having a 34 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Boston played and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 105.5 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 60.9%. The Bruins netted 4 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. In discussing the opposition, the Canadiens had 3 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. Boston conceded 29 shots on goal and the Canadiens ended up with 12 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-390)
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