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Hockey Matchup - Boston Bruins Calgary Flames Odds Preview

Calgary Flames

Boston Bruins
13-15-5 December 17, 2013, 07:00 PM | TD Garden 22-9-2

The Boston Bruins battle the visiting Calgary Flames on Tuesday in NHL betting action at TD Garden.

Supporters of the Flames have seen them go 13-15-5 so far this season, while the Bruins are at 22-9-2. In totals betting, the Bruins are 8-14-11, while the Flames are 17-16.

View Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Bruins in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -242 on most hockey betting menus early today for Tuesday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Bruins and the No. 28-rated Flames in this matchup.

The Flames were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.79 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.21 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 17.98% while the Flames defense kills off 83.33% of their penalties.

A few Flames at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Calgary's last 8 games
Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Calgary is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Calgary is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Calgary
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Calgary

Next up:
Calgary at Detroit, Thursday, December 19th
Boston at Buffalo, Thursday, December 19th