Boston Bruins will host Detriot Red Wings in the NHL 2021-22 action on Tuesday evening. The hosts have been running hot and cold lately, and they look forward to stabilizing their form. The away side tied two victories, and they want to keep up where they left off.
Boston has a solid roster this season, and it would be surprising to see them out of the playoffs. They are still in the race for the post-season spot, and the home side searches for the continuity of positive results. On the other hand, Detroit ended its poor run with two home wins. We’ll see if they are capable of continuing it on the road.
Boston Bruins– Can they improve their consistency?
The Bruins have been in a variable form lately, as they booked two wins and lost twice on the last four occasions. During that period, Boston played three matches on the home ice. However, they go to this one after beating the Canucks 3-2 at home and improving to an 11-7-0 record. The Bruins are fifth in the Atlantic Division, being five points behind the Lightning but having two games in hand. Linus Ullmark had a good performance on the goal, saving 36 of the opponent’s 38 shots in the latest match.
Brad Marchand has been the most dominant player in Boston’s offense, producing a total of 24 points. He’s the team’s best scorer with nine goals, while he also logged a team-high 15 assists. However, Marchand will serve a three-match suspension, and he won’t be able to help his teammates on Tuesday evening. The Bruins will need to rely on Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, who have contributed with 18 points each. Charlie McAvoy, Charlie Coyle, and Taylor Hall are the other three players who produced 10+ points. On the other hand, Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark spit the time between the pipes and have allowed 2.83 goals per game on average.
Expected Line-Up: Jeremy Swayman, Derek Forbort, Charlie McAvoy, Charlie Coyle, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak
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Detroit Red Wings – Will they extend the winning streak?
The Red Wings managed to break their four-game losing streak by celebrating twice in a row. They were better than the Blues and the Sabres, but a much more challenging task is ahead of them. Detroit struggles on the road, as they suffered four straight defeats when playing away from home. Nevertheless, they are 4th in the Atlantic Division with a 10-9-3 record and will fight for the post-season ticket.
Lucas Raymond has contributed the most in the Red Wings’ offense with 21 points, including a team-high 12 assists. Dylan Larkin is Detroit’s top scorer with ten goals, while he also has 19 points. Tyler Bertuzzi has produced nine goals and assists, while Moritz Seider also assisted 12 times. Filip Hronek, Vladislav Namestnikov, and Robby Fabbri are the other three players that made a double-digit number of points. Alex Nedeljkovic has spent a bit more time on goal and has allowed 2.70 goals per match on average.
Expected Line-Up: Thomas Greiss, Moritz Seider, Jordan Oesterle, Lucas Raymond, Dylan Larkin, Robby Fabbri
Expert Pick #1 – Bruins to win (Inc. OT and Pen.) @-230
The odds for the first pick are not so generous, but I’m going a bit safer with this one. The Bruins have a better team, despite Marchand’s absence, and should deliver a home win. Moreover, the Red Wings have many troubles when playing on the road.
Expert Pick #2 – Bruins -1.5 @+105
If you are searching for a bit riskier bet, then this tip might be a good choice. I expect Boston to meet the expectations and book a comfortable win by at least two goals. I’m going to back this one as my second pick
Expert Pick #3 – Over 5.5 @-110
Both teams have been involved in high-scoring matches lately, and I expect this trend to continue. Five of Detroit’s last six road games went over the margin, as well as six of Boston’s eight overall matches. I anticipate another encounter with at least six goals in total.