Boston Bruins vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 12/11/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+107) Flames (-130)
Scotiabank Saddledome is the venue where Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (15-6-6) will take on the Boston Bruins (13-8-2) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Bruins priced at +107 and the Flames are at -130. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Boston Bruins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Oilers in their previous outing. Boston earned 8 penalty minutes in this contest. The Bruins had a middle of the road offensive output in the victory. Furthermore, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and notched 1 goal. In the matchup, they netted 3 of the 30 shots they put on goal.
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When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have earned 64 goals (25th in pro hockey) on the season and have given up 59. For the current season, the have a total of 28 points and their points percentage sits at .609. Boston has accounted for 70 power play chances and they have added 18 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 25.71%. When at even strength, the Bruins have conceded 47 goals while getting 46 on the offensive side of the ice. Boston has attempted 837 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.7%. The Bruins have had 680 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .913. Boston Bruins opponents have amassed 68 power play opportunities (24th in hockey) and have racked up 12 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Linus Ullmark. Ullmark has been in goal for 127 games over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 56-51-13 and he was named the starter in 122 games. Opponents have tallied 335 goals against Ullmark in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.76. Ullmark has seen 3,841 shots against him and has garnered 3,506 saves. His save percentage sits at .913 during his 7,273 minutes on the ice. In his professional hockey career, Ullmark has accrued 68 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .557.
When they were on the ice last, Calgary went up against the Hurricanes in an outing where the Flames ended up taking the loss by a score of 2-1. They had 5 power play chances in this outing but didn't score a goal. The Flames earned 1 goal out of the 27 shots on goal they pursued.
Calgary has tried 921 shots (3rd in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.01%, while allowing the other team 794 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.37% on their opponents 82 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 92.7%. They have a total of 76 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 22.37%. The Flames have 66 goals at even strength and 17 goals (10th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 58 goals to be scored by way of 46 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Calgary Flames have earned a total of 83 goals, 36 points, and a points percentage of .667.
Across the ice you will find Jacob Markstrom protecting the net. He has recorded 8,930 saves out of the 9,798 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .911. Markstrom is sitting with a career record of 142-142-39 and has participated in 335 contests. He has made the start in 319 games and has been on the ice for 19,127 mins. Markstrom's quality start percentage sits at 52.7% and he has earned 168 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.72 goals per contest and he has surrendered 868 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-130)
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