Tale of the Tape
The Red Wings host the Bruins on Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit with the opening face-off slated for 8:05 PM ET. According to NHL betting odds the Bruins are a -145 money line road favorite and the posted total is 5.5. Detroit has won 6 of the last 7 meetings versus Boston. These teams have seen just 4 of their last 15 meetings go over the total. The Bruins are 1st in the Atlantic Division, and 1st overall in the Eastern Conference. Detroit is 4th in the Atlantic and 7th overall in the East.
Ready for the Home Stretch
The Detroit Red Wings control their own fate in regards to making the playoffs. With just 7 regular season games left to play they need only to worry about winning their own games, and they won't have to worry about doing any scoreboard watching. This will be the Red Wings 3rd game in the last 4-days, and their 4th in the last 6-days. The Red Wings have seen just 1 of their last 7-games stay under the total. They've scored 3-goals or more in 7 of their last 8-games. They're coming off a 3-2 home win over Tampa Bay on Sunday which gave them a modest 2-game win streak.
Can't Get Much Hotter
The Boston Bruins are absolutely on fire right now having won their last 3, and a remarkable 15 of the last 16. They enter tonight's game at Detroit winners of 9 consecutive road games. Tonight will be the 3rd of a 4-game in 6-day road trip which concludes tomorrow in Toronto. Boston has scored 4-goals or more in 11 of their last 16-games. The Bruins have gone over the total in 8 of 9-games this season following a road 1-goal win, and have also gone over the total in 9 of 10 road games this year versus division opponents.
NHL Betting System
Play against any road team which is between -100 to -150 on the money line in the month of April, and they've won 8 or more of their last 10-games. By playing on the home team in this exact situation you would be 27-10 (73%) versus the money line during the last 18 seasons. Readers should back Detroit over Boston for their NHL picks.
Hockey Pick: Detroit +125 over Boston