Bruins vs. Flames - 3/5/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (34-25-4) at Boston Bruins (31-22-9)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -200 / Calgary Flames +180 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, NESN
The Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins square off Thursday night at the TD Garden.
The Calgary Flames have split their last 10 games and continue their long road trip. The Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Calgary Flames have one power play goal in their last four games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals. Sean Monahan leads the Flames with 22 goals, Jiri Hudler has 30 assists and Johnny Gaudreau has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in 10 of their last 11 games. Karri Ramo has allowed 49 goals on 589 shots faced and Joni Ortio has given up nine goals on 131 shots.
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The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Bruins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Boston Bruins have three power play goals in their last four games and have split their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand have combined for 36 goals, Loui Eriksson has 21 assists and Milan Lucic has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Tuukka Rask has allowed 118 goals on 1,481 shots faced and Niklas Svedberg has given up 28 goals on 337 shots.
The Flames are 4-10 in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Bruins are 49-23 in their last 72 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Flames are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
While it may look like the Bruins are starting to turn things around with wins in three of their last four games, they haven't been nearly consistent enough to earn this much juice. I'll take my chances here with the Flames and the crazy plus money.