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Streaking Flames Undervalued in Matchup With Bruins

Two of the hottest teams in the NHL tee off tonight at the Saddledome when the Flames, who are going for their 11th consecutive win, host a Bruins team that will be going for its fourth straight win. This season has been one defined by long streaks but with just 13 games left to go to the playoffs, Brian Elliott and the Flames are picking the perfect time to go on one of their own.

SHARK BITES
  • The Bruins are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against the Flames.
  • Brian Elliott is 12-1-1 since the all-star game with a .935 save percentage.
  • The Bruins will start Anton Khudobin this evening (4-5-1, 2.76 GAA, .895 save percentage).

The Flames and Bruins were thought to be writeoffs before the all-star break but a hot goalie and a new coach have lifted both teams into a great position heading into the final stretch and tonight’s game between the two uplifted clubs is absolute must-watch hockey.

During the Flames’ streak, they’ve gone 7-3 against the spread and bettors have two players to thank for that. One is named Brian Elliott and the other is 5’9” Johnny Gaudreau, better known as Johnny Hockey. The former 104th overall draft pick has 14 points during the Flames’ run and scored one of the goals of the year against the Penguins on Monday.

Calgary has been a fairly decent spread bet at home all year, going 15-19 for the season and with the Flames’ puckline opening at +250, it’s definitely worth a look given how they’ve been playing and how bad the goalie is they’ll be facing.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Boston Bruins opened as -105 moneyline in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.6-1.8 result in favor of the Flames today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Boston Bruins vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Calgary Flames sport a record of 39-26-4 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Bruins sit at 37-26-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 28-33-8 for the Flames and 33-29-7 for the Bruins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Boston injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Calgary Flames at No. 10 and the Boston Bruins at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Calgary's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.77 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.59 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 20.18% while the Bruins defense kills off 86.11% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Canucks on March 13. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -202 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Calgary was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Penguins. They won as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Calgary is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Edmonton, Thursday, March 16th
Calgary home to Dallas, Friday, March 17th

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