Boston Bruins vs Calgary Flames NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Boston Bruins vs Calgary Flames Prediction 2/22/2024

The Boston Bruins (34-12-11) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (26-25-5) on Thursday, February 22nd. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Boston Bruins Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 34-12-11, the Bruins have been the top team in the Eastern Conference for most of the season. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 5-5, and they are 2-3 in their last five games.

On the road, the Bruins have been strong all year, going 16-5-6. They have won four straight road games and have been favored in 50 of their 57 games this season.

On the road, the Bruins have gone 14-13 vs. the puck line this season, and their average scoring differential away from home is +.5 goals per game. So far, Boston has been favored in 50 games and has a puck line record of 22-28 in those contests. Overall, the Bruins have 24 wins by multiple goals and have gone 29-28 vs. the puck line.

In their last ten games, the Bruins have a puck line mark of just 3-7, and their puck line record as the favorite is 22-28. Against the Atlantic Division, Boston has gone 15-15 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin as the favorite is +.7 goals per game. In their last three road games, the Bruins have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line.

Facing the Oilers in their last game, the Bruins won by a score of 6-5. In every single period, the Bruins’ offense scored a goal against the Oilers. Boston’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 6 goals. Their offensive performance came with 36 shots on goal and 12 giveaways.

Going into the game, Boston was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win

Calgary comes into this game with a 26-25-5 record, which has them in 12th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, the Flames are in 6th place with a record of 6-7. Over their last three games, Calgary has gone 1-2, and they are 5-5 in their last ten games.

At home this season, the Flames have gone 13-13-1, and they have been the underdog in 30 of their 56 games. As the underdog, Calgary has gone 14-13-3 on the year. Over their last five games, the Flames have gone 2-3.

Calgary comes into this game with an overall puck line record of 28-28, including going 1-2 against the puck line in their last three games. So far this season, the Flames have had 17 wins by multiple goals compared to just nine wins by a single goal.

As the underdog, Calgary has gone 21-9 against the puck line, and their average scoring differential when in that role is at +0.1 goals per game. Overall, the Flames have gone 12-15 against the puck line at home and 16-13 against the puck line on the road.

The Flames most recently faced the Jets at home and achieved a 6-3 win. Throughout the game against the Jets, Flames’ offense managed to score in every single period. Of Calgary’s six goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 34 shots on goal and had 15 giveaways.

Calgary was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

Boston Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 6th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. This season, the Bruins are 14-1 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 19-10 record.

This season, the Bruins’ have an over/under record of 28-29-0. Throughout the season, they have played 29 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Flames Offense Breakdown

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The Flames come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 16th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 12th in the league. This season, the Flames are 14-13 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-12 record.

The Flames’ over/under record this season is 31-24-1. For the season, they have had 34 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.2 goals per game.

Boston Team Defense

Defensively, the Bruins come into the season ranked 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.3 shots per game against Boston. For the season, they are ranked 4th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Calgary Team Defense

Calgary defense takes on the Bruins ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 24th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Bruins vs Flames Trends

  • 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 past ten home matchups, Calgary has an puck line record of 3-7 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • Calgary has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 puck line in their last five games.
  • The last three games that Boston was favored, they have an puck line mark of 0-3 while going 1-2 straight up.

Bruins vs Flames Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Bruins to take down the Flames on the road. With the moneyline currently at -128, I’m placing my bet on the Bruins straight-up.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Flames to cover. Even if the Bruins manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Flames should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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