Calgary Flames vs. Boston Bruins - 2/21/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Calgary Flames vs. Boston Bruins - 2/21/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins at Calgary Flames

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Boston Bruins at Calgary Flames

TV: NESN, RSN1

The Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames meet Friday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Boston Bruins look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 25.9 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 43 goals, Brad Marchand has 52 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 180 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 70 goals on 1,026 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 63 goals on 809 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed two or less goals in 10 of their last 11 games.

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 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 27 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 36 assists and Sean Monahan has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 122 goals on 1,319 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed 55 goals on 663 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 12 games.

The Bruins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 15-7-1 in the last 23 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Calgary and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Boston Bruins continue to pile up the victories and have given us little reason to bet against them unless we get a favorable price on the other side. The Bruins have also won five of the last seven meetings against the Flames. The Calgary Flames are an inconsistent bunch that allows a lot of quality looks on goal and often disappears in the big games. Give me the red hot Bruins and the cheap price. 

Randy’s Pick Boston Bruins -119

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.