Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings - 4/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Boston Bruins at Detroit Red Wings - 4/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (26-34-9) vs Boston Bruins (43-20-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings +150 / Boston Bruins -200 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Red Wings host the Boston Bruins in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Boston Bruins come into this road contest with an overall record of 43-20-5. Through 68 games, the Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 217 times, good for a rank of 15th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Boston is the 3rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.66 goals per game. So far, the Bruins have a strength of schedule rating of 31st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 10th ranked team in the NHL.

The Detroit Red Wings get set to host the Boston Bruins with an overall record of 26-34-9. This mark places them 5th in the Atlantic division. Through 69 games, the Red Wings have scored 197 goals, giving them an average of 2.81. This output gives them a rank of 23rd among NHL teams.On defense, Detroit is the 32nd ranked unit, giving up 3.86 goals per contest. So far, the Red Wings have played the 12th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Detroit's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 30th in the NHL.

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Through 68 games, the Boston Bruins goal and overall scoring leader is David Pastrnak, with 71 points. He has reached his mark of 38 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.6%. So far, 37.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Brad Marchand, who has 40 assists to go along with his 31 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12. Boston's top goalie is Linus Ullmark, who is giving up an average of 2.65 goals per game.

Through 64 games, the Detroit Red Wings' goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin, with 64 points. He has reached his mark of 29 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.3%. So far, 21.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 28 assists to go along with his 26 goals. However, when on the ice the Red Wings are --1.0 in scoring differential. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 3.31 goals per game. In his 51 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Detroit Red Wings have lost 6 straight games and have a per-game scoring differential of -1.03 goals per game. Over their last 5 contests, the team has scored just 11 goals, accounting for 28% of the scoring. On the other side, the Bruins enter the matchup holding the top spot in the Eastern Conference wild-card standings. Look for them to pick up an easy win, as they have been playing well on offense.


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