On Wednesday night, hockey fans can watch the Boston Bruins take on the Detroit Red Wings, streaming online. The latest match-up brings together two teams from the Original Six era, as Boston visits Detroit. While the season is still less than halfway completed, the Bruins currently find themselves among the early playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are struggling, but could be looking to put together a stretch of wins to increase their chances at a division berth or Wild Card spot. Here’s a look at tonight’s NHL game including match-up odds, start time, TV channels, and how to watch the Bruins versus the Red Wings live online.
As the Odds Shark website reported for tonight’s game, the Boston Bruins come into tonight’s game with a 8-2 record over their last 10 games. Most of the credit for their recent surge could be due to their defensive prowess on the ice, as the team is seventh in terms of goals allowed, giving up just 2.78 per game this season. Left wing defender Brad Marchand has been stepping it up on offense, giving his team five goals and 10 points over the past five games. Boston comes into tonight’s game off a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders and with an 8-2 record against tonight’s opponents in the last 10 meetings.
The Detroit Red Wings are a team in search of some wins to give them life. At this point, they’re just 11-13-6 overall and far from the Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. There’s still plenty of season remaining but they rank near the absolute bottom of the league in terms of goals scored per game and goals allowed. Detroit is scoring just 2.6 goals per contest while opponents are scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game against them.
That’s why it’s not too surprising that Boston will be road favorites tonight with 1.5 goals in their favor and a moneyline price of -145 at several sportsbooks. The home team is priced as +120 or higher underdogs, while the goals total that over/under bettors can look at is currently 5.5 goals for the complete game. In terms of points trends, the two teams have gone 6-2-2 towards the “Over” in their last 10 meetings.
#NHLBruins are set for their inaugural game at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit tonight against the Red Wings.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 13, 2017
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Puck drop for the Bruins vs. Red Wings is scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern. Fans can watch on television via their NBC Sports Network channel around the country. Live streaming is available through the NBC Sports Live Extra website or compatible mobile apps. The website lists coverage of tonight’s game for as early as 7 p.m. Eastern for pregame coverage.