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Flames face Boston Bruins: NHL odds preview and stats

Calgary FlamesBoston Bruins
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins Odds

18-18-5TEAM RECORD25-10-1

The Calgary Flames will look to grab a road win when they take on the Bruins in Boston at TD Garden on Thursday in hockey odds action.

Supporters of the Flames have seen them go 18-18-5 so far this season, while the Bruins are at 25-10-1. In totals betting, the Bruins are 19-17, while the Flames are 16-23-2.

View Calgary vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Bruins in this one will find them as -255 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bruins rated this week at No. 1 and the Flames sitting at No. 22.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 1-ranked offense (3.6 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 19.2% rate while the Flames have a 82.5% rate on the penalty kill.

The Flames were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Devils. Bettors on Boston at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Washington are 3-3-1
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Flames at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Calgary's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games on the road
Calgary is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games ,when playing Boston
Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Calgary

Next up:
Calgary home to Minnesota, Saturday, January 7
Boston home to Vancouver, Saturday, January 7