NHL Pick: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings
- Updated: November 27, 2013
Date/Time: November 27th, 7:30 p.m. ET
Television: NBC Sports Network
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Very possible playoff contenders are set to meet in NHL betting action as a part of a jam packed Wednesday night on the ice, as the Detroit Red Wings host the Boston Bruins.
It isn’t all that often that you see anyone score that many goals against the Bruins, and G Tuukka Rask is making sure that stays the case. It’s possible that Rask is set for a day off, as he has been in the midst of a lot of big time games of late. However, with the holiday approaching and a few days off to follow, we have to think that he is going to be set to go on Wednesday. What’s most impressive about Boston’s run to the top of the Atlantic Division this year is that there just aren’t all that many players who have done a ton offensively. Everyone is seemingly doing his share, though. D Torrey Krug, for example, only has 15 points in 24 games this year, though he scored the game-winning goal in overtime to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. No one has more than 20 points on the team, but there are few that can boast having eight players with at least 10 points on the season, and we haven’t even accounted for D Zdeno Chara or LW Brad Marchand in that mix either.
Detroit hasn’t really beaten much of anyone over the course of the last month or so, as its last win against a team with a winning record came against the Vancouver Canucks right at the end of October. It’s concerning for sure, though the schedule isn’t all that bad save for this game in the next few weeks. The good news is that the wins are starting to at least pile up again after losing seven straight games over the course of two and a half weeks, as the team has victories over the Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres in its last three games. The concern though, comes from the fact that only 11 games out of 25 have been won so far, and the frustration is clearly starting to mount, as the reality sets in that missing the postseason is a real possibility for a team that hasn’t missed out on the second season in quite some time.
The fact that the Red Wings did win a game in this series earlier this year has us all the more convinced that the Bruins aren’t taking this one lightly. The B’s know that they are going to have to play a good game to get rid of this pesky Detroit outfit, which does have 18 results in its 25 games. The B’s though, should have another stellar defensive effort and manage to scratch out a few goals to put the Wings away without all that muss or fuss. A 3-1 final seems about right.
Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings Pick: Boston Bruins