Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild
NHL Hockey: Thursday April 4, 2019, 8:00 PM (Xcel Energy Center)
Moneyline: Minnesota Wild -105/Boston Bruins -125
FanDuel NHL Pick Boston Bruins vs Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild host the Boston Bruins in today’s NHL encounter.
The Boston Bruins come into the game following a couple of rocky weeks where the team saw just three wins from their past six games. The Bruins come into the encounter following a massive 6-2 win over the Blue Jackets on the road. The Bruins sit second in the Atlantic Division with 105 points. Given the timing of the season and the position the Bruins find themselves in they would be under little pressure coming into this game. As the Lightning who top the table are way ahead of them at 124 pts and the Maple Leafs who sit third are a good six points behind them. Boston is 6-2 in their last 8 meetings with the Wild.
The Minnesota Wild similar to the Bruins have split their last six games coming into this encounter. Their latest win came against the Jets whom they beat by a big margin of 5-1 at home. The Wild sit towards the bottom of the Atlantic Division occupying the sixth spot with 83 points. With the number of remaining games and the position they find themselves in, having failed at securing a playoff spot, the Wild might play more freely as their season is as good as over. Additionally their win against the Jets in the same venue is bound to boost their confidence and momentum which may come in handy against the Bruins whom they face today.
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Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 3-2 (+0.9 Units) against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 3-2-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons .
Free ESPN NHL Pick Minnesota Wild vs Boston Bruins
This match-up is an interesting one as both these teams have nothing left to play for. The Bruins who have already locked their place in the next round would likely take a cautious approach to this game as it bears little significance in the larger context of the game. The Maple Leafs who have been eliminated too might find little reason to muster up a performance worthy enough to beat the Bruins. Going by the stats the Bruins stand a clear advantage, additionally what isn’t helping the Wild’s chances is that the game is held at their own home. This is bad as the Wild are one of the only three teams who have had a losing record on home ice. Given the stats and the record of the teams at the venue one would expect the Bruins to take this one. The Wild might be high of a big win against the Jets but the Bruins beat the Blue Jackets by an even bigger margin. Expect the Bruins to walk away from this one.
Source: Boston Bruins -125