Bruins vs. Devils Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Boston. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Bruins are listed as a -165 favorite on the spread line. The Devils are a +145 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. Boston opened as a -145 favorite before the odds grew larger.
Who the Public Likes: Boston. As of Sunday afternoon, 69 percent of public bets are placed on the Bruins. Online wager info also shows 67 percent of bets being placed on the over.
Who We Like: Boston won the first meeting by a count of 3-2 on its home ice last month. The Bruins have won the last three head-to-head meetings and are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under has been a profitable bet as it is 7-0-3 in the last 10 meetings. Boston had a four-game winning streak snapped its last game with a 4-2 home loss to the Sabres. The Bruins are 8-2 in their last 10 games, while the under has gone 7-3. New Jersey has lost three in a row and is 3-7 in its last 10 contests. The under has gone 7-3.
Boston didn't bring its 'A' game in the loss to Buffalo and look for that to be corrected here. Prior to the inexplicable home loss to the Sabres, the Bruins were rolling and the spread indicates that should continue here. Boston has dominated the series as of late and I expect it to continue.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON BRUINS -165