NHL Picks: Bruins vs. Red Wings in Game 4

David Lawrence

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:36 PM GMT

Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014 2:36 PM GMT

The Boston Bruins appear to have figured out the Detroit Red Wings. They’ve now won two straight games in this series while shutting out the Red Wings both times. They look like the smart money choice for your NHL picks in Game 4.

The Boston Bruins Can Win Because…
Detroit has no answers. Through three games in this series, the Red Wings have scored just one goal. That’s clearly not good enough. On the flip side, although Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard looked unbeatable in Game 1, he’s been much weaker since, giving up seven goals in Games 2 and 3.

Momentum is on the Bruins side here. On top of that, you get them at a good price on the NHL odds since the Red Wings are at home. However, the Red Wings score less goals at home than away and play worse at home than they do on the road. The home-ice advantage factor is misleading here.

Take a Look at the Bruins vs. Red Wings Series Price

The Detroit Red Wings Can Win Because…
Desperation is on their side. The Red Wings have struggled in the last two games but they know their backs are against the wall. They can’t afford to lose Game 4 at home and expect to have a serious chance of extending this series knowing that it’s going back to Boston. This will be their last stand.

The Red Wings are a veteran team with a sharp head coach in Mike Babcock. He’ll make sure his team has some answers in Game 4.

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Outlook & Pick
It’s tough to bet against the Bruins in this spot. Detroit is at home but they were just 18-23 at home this season and was 25th in home scoring. On top of that, they’ve scored just one goal in this entire series. Take the Bruins here with your sports picks to get the job done.

Hockey Pick: Bruins -135 at BetMarathon

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