Another massive slate on the NHL schedule brings us the second of two matchups between the Boston Bruins and the Minnesota Wild. The all-time series between these teams has been a bit of a seesaw over the past few years and both Minny and Boston have been playing a similar brand of hockey this season – this could be one of the better games tonight.
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- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Wild’ last 9 games.
- The Bruins are 7-2 in their last 9 games.
- The Wild are 1-6 in their last 7 games as a moneyline favorite of -117 or less.
Devan Dubnyk and the Wild have so far allowed the fewest goals in the NHL and Tuukka Rask and the Bruins aren’t too far behind. With that said, both teams have left a little to be desired on the scoring end, however, as Minny has averaged just 1.6 goals per game over their last five and have been shutout twice in that stretch.
The game tonight could come down to who can get one, or two pucks over the goal line if these goalies who both own save percentages over .940 come into the Xcel Energy Center with their best stuff.
Boston has won four of their last five and has allowed an average of just over one goal per game in those contests while scoring three for themselves. You would think three goals should get the job done tonight against a Wild team that’s scored over three goals just five times so far this season.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Minnesota Wild as -125 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4-1.6 win for the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Boston Bruins vs Minnesota Wild Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Minnesota will face the 10-6-0 Bruins. In totals betting, the Wild are 4-9-2 in over under betting so far this season while the Boston Bruins are 6-9-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Boston injuries news.
This game puts the Minnesota Wild, most recently No. 19 in the Odds – Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Boston Bruins, who rate a No. 10 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 14-ranked offense (2.73 goals per game) against a Boston Bruins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.38 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 13.64% rate while the Bruins have a 83.61% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Boston, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Avalanche on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -124 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 1-0 loser at home against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at +150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
- Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Minnesota is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 9 games
- Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston home to Winnipeg, Saturday, November 19th
Minnesota home to Colorado, Saturday, November 19th