Take the Total for Wild vs. Bruins

Ross Benjamin

Monday, March 17, 2014 1:35 PM GMT

Monday, Mar. 17, 2014 1:35 PM GMT

The Bruins host the Wild on Monday at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts with the opening face-off slated for 7:35 PM ET. The NHL odds are out; which side are we on?

According to NHL betting odds the Bruins are a -190 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. You may be surprised to know that Minnesota has won 10 of the last 12 meetings with Boston, including the last 6 at the TD Garden. These teams have seen their last 4 meetings go under the total. The Bruins are 1st in the Atlantic Division, and are 1st overall in the Eastern Conference. Minnesota is 4th in the Central Division, and is 7th overall in the Western Conference.

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Making a Statement Down the Stretch

The Bruins enter tonight having won 8 in a row. They have outscored their opponents during the 8-game winning streak by a combined 33-12. Boston has also earned at least 1-point in 19 of their last 21-games overall. This will be the Bruins final of a 3-game in 5-day home stand. Following tonight they will play 10 of their final 14 regular season games on the road. Boston has gone a terrific 27-9 versus the money line on home ice this season. They've gone over the total in just 8 of their 36 home games this year. 

Grinding out a Playoff Run

Minnesota has quietly crept their way up the Western Conference ladder over the last 6-weeks. They've earned at least 1-point in 10 of their last 11-games. Tonight will be their 1st of a 3-game in 4-day road trip. The Wild have been less than stellar on the road this season going 12-20 versus the money line. They've also gone over the total in just 9 of 32 road games on the year. The Wild have gone over the total in just 14 of their last 53-games versus Eastern Conference opponents. Minnesota is 5th in the NHL allowing 2.3 goals per game, and are 27th in the league scoring an average of 2.3 goals per game.

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NHL Betting System

Any road team with a total of 5.0 or less that scored 1-goal or less in their previous game, versus an opponent that scored 5 or more goals in their previous game, has seen 27 of those 36-games (75%) go under the total in the last 5 seasons. Bet the total for your hockey picks.

NHL Pick: Minnesota/Boston to go under the total of 5.0

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