Wild vs. Bruins Prediction
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Bruins are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -130 to win, while the Wild are listed with a money line of +110 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals. Tonight’s game takes place from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Minnesota is coming off a 2-0 loss at home to Chicago on Saturday. The Wild are now 5-5-2 overall and 2-2-1 on the road. Minnesota is currently averaging 3.08 goals per game while allowing 2.83 per contest. Jared Spurgeon is leading the Wild this season with two goals and seven assists. Chris Stewart is the leading goal-scorer, as he has six this season. Devan Dubnyk is in net tonight and he has a 4-4-1 record with a 2.81 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
Boston has lost three of its last four games, including a 3-2 loss at home to Washington on Saturday. The Bruins are now 5-4-3 on the season and 4-2-2 at home. Boston is scoring 2.83 goals per game while allowing 3.00 per contest. The Bruins are being led by Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, who each have eight goals. Marchand is also the team leader with 14 points. Tuukka Rask will be in net tonight. He has a 2-4-2 record with a 2.70 GAA and a .905 save percentage.
Minnesota has won two straight meetings with Boston coming into tonight. The Wild have also won eight of their last 10 trips to Boston and are 14-6 in their last 20 overall meetings with the Bruins. Boston has lost 9 of its last 13 home games and 10 of its last 11 games playing on 1 day of rest. The public betting is slightly with the Bruins, but I think the Wild are able to grab another win in Boston.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA WILD +110