Boston Bruins vs. Calgary Flames - 2/25/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (32-25-6) at Boston Bruins (39-12-12)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -210 / Calgary Flames +188 --- Over/Under: 6
TV: NESN, RSNW
The Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 27 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 36 assists and Sean Monahan has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 124 goals on 1,348 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed 59 goals on 686 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 25.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 45 goals, Brad Marchand has 54 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 76 goals on 1,053 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 69 goals on 838 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed two or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Flames are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Boston and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Calgary Flames continue to be hit or miss as of late, and now they run into a hot Bruins team that's beaten them in five of the last six meetings. Three of those six Bruins' victories were decided by two or more goals. The Flames aren't trustworthy enough on the road against good teams due to a defense that can be leaky at best. The Boston Bruins have been one of the more consistent defensive teams over the last month and usually beat up on the clubs they're supposed to beat. Give me Boston and the PL for added value.