Bruins vs Red Wings Prediction - NHL Picks 12/31/23

Detroit Red Wings (16-15-4) vs Boston Bruins (20-7-6)

Game Info: Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

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

The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings face off on Sunday in an NHL showdown at Little Ceasers Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Bruins vs Red Wings prediction.

Bruins Look to Build on Saturday’s Win

The Bruins faced off against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and they sure looked good. The offense scored five goals on the way to the victory. David Pastrňák had a strong game putting up two goals and also adding another assist. The Bruins on the season are averaging 3.09 goals while their defense is giving up 2.61 goals per game. The offense at times has been inconsistent, but the defense is fifth best in the NHL, and the defense is going to need to be good here. David Pastrnak has scored 20 goals and added 25 assists so far this season.

Can the Red Wings Make Enough Saves?

The Red Wings offense has been strong heading into this game, but the defense hasn’t been good, and they are going to need the defense to be better here. Two games ago against the Minnesota Wild they were defeated 6-3. In the last game against the Nashville Predators, the offense scored five goals and even though the offense gave up four goals they ended up losing in overtime. Alex DeBrincat has scored 17 goals and added 20 assists so far this season. The Red Wings need to get out to a fast start here. 

Bruins vs Red Wings Betting Prediction

The Bruins are going to struggle because of their tired legs. In the last game the Red Wings scored five goals and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Red Wings defense is also going to take advantage of the Bruins tired legs and their defense is going to step up here. The lack of scoring by the Bruins will be enough for the Red Wings to secure the victory here. 

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