Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Bruins and Flames. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. Get ready to place your bets! The Bruins are the -1.5 goal favorites in this non-conference matchup against Flames. The over/under for the game is set at 5.5 goals.

BOSTON BRUINS VS CALGARY FLAMES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Calgary Flames +1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE CALGARY FLAMES:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Flames winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Flames on the moneyline (+106)
  • The Flames are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Is a Road Win Possible for Boston?

As the top team in the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division, the Bruins have been favored in 50 of their 57 games, going 29-12-9 as the favorite. On the road, Boston has gone 16-5-6, including a four-game winning streak.

Over their last ten games, the Bruins are 5-5, and they have won two straight games. In their last five games, Boston has gone 2-3, and they are 2-1 in their last three games.

On the year, the Bruins have gone 29-28 against the puck line, including a mark of 14-13 on the road. Overall, Boston has a scoring differential of +.7 goals per game, and they have 24 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last 10 games, the Bruins have gone just 3-7 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the favorite sits at 22-28. Currently, Boston has dropped five straight games against the puck line when favored.

This season, Boston’s games have an average of 6.1 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 5.9. The Bruins come in with an over/under performance of 28-29-0.

Boston has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

When looking at their offense, the Bruins have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 17th in the league. So far this year, the Bruins are 14-1 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 19-10 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Boston’s leading scorer is David Pastrnak. So far, he has 36 goals which is 3rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pastrnak has 46 assists this season.

The Flames defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Calgary. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 24th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Linus Ullmark gets the start and has made 26 starts this season. His record at this point is 16-6, and his save percentage is 0.745%.

No Pressure for Calgary as Home Dogs

At home this season, the Flames are 13-13-1 and have gone 26-25-5 overall, putting them in 12th place in the Western Conference and 6th in the Pacific Division. In their last ten games, Calgary has gone 5-5 and they have lost two straight games as the favorite.

Against other Western Conference teams, the Flames are 16-16, and they have been the underdog in 30 of their 56 games this year, posting a record of 14-13-3 in those games. Over their last five games, Calgary has gone 2-3, and they are 1-2 in their previous three games.

At home this season, the Flames have gone just 12-15 against the puck line and 3-7 in their last ten games at home. Overall, Calgary has gone 28-28 against the puck line, including 17 games where they have won by multiple goals.

So far, the Flames have gone 21-9 against the puck line as the underdog, and their average scoring margin this year is at -.1 goals per game. In their last ten games, Calgary has gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Calgary is 6.2. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Flames come in with an over/under record of 31-24-1.

In their last three road games, Boston has averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

For their offensive performance, the Flames come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 16th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. Looking at how the Flames’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 26th in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.

Calgary’s leading scorer is Blake Coleman. So far, he has 22 goals which is 37th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 22 assists so far.

The Flames defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Calgary. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 24th with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Boston, goalie Jacob Markstrom has started 35 games in this season. His current record is 18-15, and his save percentage stands at 0.896%.