Calgary Flames vs. Boston Bruins - 12/4/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (13-8-2) at Calgary Flames (9-14-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames +111 / Boston Bruins -123 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames square off Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Boston Bruins look to stay red hot after winning five of their last six games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 31.4 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 10 goals, David Krejci has 16 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 49 goals on 501 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 13 goals on 162 shots. Rask has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Calgary Flames hope for a nice victory after splitting their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 12.9 percent of their power plays. Sean Monahan leads Calgary with seven goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 16 assists and David Jones has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 71.6 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 47 goals on 463 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 28 goals on 195 shots. Ramo has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Bruins are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Flames are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic. The Bruins are 2-5-1 in the last 8 meetings in Calgary and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
While the Flames have had success against the Bruins recently, it's hard to ignore how well Boston is playing right now. The Bruins and the low juice seems like a solid play here.