Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings / NHL – Even though Boston is on the ninth, and Detroit is only at the 14th position of the Eastern conference, the difference between these two teams is just four points. The guest team is in a much better form and in the last five games they made four wins. Detroit has only once celebrated in the last five matches and they need a victory to get out of the crisis. Begins: 13.12.2017. – 08:00 ET
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit has opened a new season and in the first five games they have made four wins. However, in the upcoming period they experienced a big drop in the game and lost six games in a row. After this negative series, they improved their game and started to win again. In the next nine matches they made six wins and were again in the middle of the table. Red Wings are playing on the principle hot-cold this season, and after some good results, they usually suffer a series of defeats in the upcoming period. At the end of last month, Detroit has started to play bad again.
They experienced seven defeats in a row and five at home. It was not the team from the start of the season when they played much better. The negative series ended with a debacle from Montreal with a score of 10:1 and this was one of Detroit’s decisive defeats in recent years. After a catastrophe from Montreal, they have defeated Winnipeg at home with 5:1 in the next round and it seemed they have finally ended their negative series. Still, Red Wings hockey players have experienced the same number of defeats in the next two rounds both in their hall.
Boston has played changeable in the first half of the season and they did not manage to record several wins in a row. At the end of last month, they improved their game and started to provide much better. Although they had a very tough schedule, Boston players first defeated Kings, Sharks and Devils, and then Pittsburgh Penguins in their hall. A series of four triumphs was interrupted by a home defeat from Edmonton. However, this did not distort Bruin’s game too much.
In the last five games they made four wins. They were better than Lightning, Philadelphia, Arizona and the Islanders, while the only defeat they experienced was from Nashville Predators. Boston has played great away lately and they achieved four wins in the last five matches. It should be stressed that they have defeated some high-quality teams from the top of the table. After Columbus and Lightning, the Bruins have the best defence in the Eastern Conference and this is the main feature of this team.
Boston Bruins @ Detroit Red Wings PICK
Detroit is in disastrous form and in the last eight matches they only recorded one win. In this round, they welcome Bruins who are excellent at playing and if they do not dramatically change their game, they will hardly be able to win. Given that the guests are in a much better shape, we will give advantage to Boston in this duel.
Pick: Boston Bruins win
Odds: 2.40 at William Hill (down to 2.30 can be played)