Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings
NHL Betting Pick: Under 5 goals -110 odds (November 27th 2013)
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These two clubs have seen just 3 of their last 14 meetings go over the total. The Bruins continue to be the unquestioned best defensive team in the NHL allowing just 1.8 goals per game. Tuukka Rask is off to a fantastic start to the season. Rask has posted an excellent 1.69 GAA and .943 save percentage in 20 starts. The Bruins have gone over the total in just 2 of their last 14-games.
The Red Wings are no longer the high powered offensive machine as they’ve been in years past. They rely on disciplined play in their own zone, and their ability to counter off opponents mistakes. Detroit is currently 20th in the NHL averaging just 2.5 goals per game. The Red Wings second leading scorer Pavel Datsyuk is listed as doubtful tonight. Datsyuk is recovering from concussion like symptoms. Jimmy Howard has struggled in goal of late going 0-7 in his last 7 starts. In all likelihood it will be Jonas Gustavvson that gets the nod tonight for the Red Wings. Gustavvson is a stellar 5-1 this season with a very good .926 save percentage.
Any team playing in the first half of the season, that comes off 2 or more home wins in a row, and has a winning percentage of .600 to .700, versus an opponent with a winning percentage of .400 to .490, has seen 55 of those 82-games (67.1%) go under the total since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season. Play on this game to go under the total of 5.0.