Bruins Looking for Fourth Straight Win
Two “Original Six” NHL teams are set to meet on Thursday night as the Boston Bruins host the Detroit Red Wings. This rivalry has always been fun to watch, and you can usually throw the records out when these teams play.
Detroit has gotten off to a 3-1-2 start this season, but they have lost three of their last four games. The Red Wings are looking to make a statement against one of the favorites in the Atlantic Division.
Boston has not been struggling this season, as they have won three straight games coming into this one. The Bruins have gone 6-1 to begin the year, and they look like one of the best teams in the league to start the year.
The NHL odds for this game have the Boston Bruins as the moneyline favorites at -240 over the Detroit Red Wings.
Red Wings Can Shut Teams Down
If the Red Wings are going to find a way to win in Boston, they will have to get it done with their defense. Detroit comes into this game allowing just three goals per game, and they have killed off 94 percent of their penalties this season.
The Red Wings continue to use a pair of goaltenders, but Ville Husso has played the best as he is 2-0-1. Detroit should be able to count on their defense in this one, and then it will be up to the offense to score.
Dominik Kubalik is having a huge first season with the Red Wings, leading the way with four goals and six assists.
Bruins Beating Teams on Offense
The offensive numbers for Boston through seven games have been tremendous, as the Bruins are scoring 4.14 goals per game. The Bruins have scored just five power-play goals, but they are finding holes in 5-on-5 action.
David Pastrnak has taken over the lead role for the Bruins’ offense, leading the way with five goals and seven assists. Boston continues to get contributions from up and down the roster in this fast start.
Goaltender Linus Ullmark is a perfect 5-0 this year, and he has been another reason this team has gotten off to such a great start. Ullmark won’t take all of the credit, though, and recently said, “I want to talk about the team. It’s not just me. We’re doing this together. I’ve got guys in front of me blocking shots left and right.”
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Red Wings vs Bruins Head-to-Head
There is plenty of history between the Red Wings and Bruins, and looking at the scores and odds from previous matchups can help make picks in this game. These two teams split both games a season ago, and the overall records for each team in this rivalry are as even as they can be: 277-277-95.
Red Wings vs Bruins Game Information
- Game: Red Wings (3-1-2) vs Bruins (6-1)
- Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
- Day/Time: Thursday, October 27th, 7:05 p.m. ET
- Red Wings vs Bruins Live stream: NHL.TV
Red Wings vs Bruins Betting Lines
Red Wings vs Bruins Prediction
Until the Boston Bruins show that they are on the verge of slowing down, it’s going to be hard to pick against them in any matchup. Detroit will do its best to end Boston’s winning streak, but the Red Wings just don’t have enough offense.
Detroit has struggled to win games of late, and heading to Boston to face the Bruins is not going to be good. The Bruins are going to pull away from the Red Wings late in this game to pick up a comfortable win.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Boston Bruins -1 ½ as they pick up another big win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.