Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 11/10/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+140) Bruins (-167)
TD Garden is where the Boston Bruins (11-2-0) will try to defeat the Calgary Flames (5-5-2) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has Calgary at +140 while Boston is at -167. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Calgary Flames were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 defeat to the Devils their last time out. Calgary accounted for 15 penalty minutes for this matchup. In addition, they had 4 attempts on the power play and scored 2 goals. The Flames had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For the game, they scored on 2 out of the 35 shots they tried.
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While at even strength, the Flames have surrendered 30 goals while having 28 of their own. Calgary Flames opponents have 50 power play opportunities (5th in professional hockey) and have earned 10 goals in those chances. When discussing their scoring, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 37 goals (22nd in the NHL) so far this season and have given up 40. Calgary has attempted 443 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.4%. For the current campaign, they have scored 12 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. The Flames so far have had 338 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .882. Calgary has tallied 39 power play chances and they have scored 9 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 23.08%.
The player in the crease for this game is Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom has participated in 388 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has a mark of 173-155-45 and he has gotten the start in 372 games. The opposition has notched 996 goals versus Markstrom in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.69. Markstrom has had 11,233 shot attempts against him and has amassed 10,237 total saves. He has a save percentage of .911 in his 22,180 mins played. Over the course of his career, Markstrom has earned 196 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .527.
When they were on the ice last, Boston squared up with the Blues in a game where the Bruins notched a victory by a final score of 3-1. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this outing and recorded 2 out of those chances. The Bruins netted 3 goals of the 37 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Bruins have 41 goals at even strength and 12 goals (5th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Boston has attempted 452 shots (7th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 11.73%, while allowing the opposition 392 shots. So far this season, the Boston Bruins have a total of 53 goals, 22 points, as well as a points percentage of .846. They have permitted 31 goals to be scored by of a combination of 28 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 45 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 26.67%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 93.33% on their opponents 45 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.1%.
For the opposition you will find Linus Ullmark patrolling the crease. Ullmark has amassed a career mark of 85-58-15 and has been in goal for 169 games. Ullmark's quality start rate sits at 56.5% and he has qualified for 91 quality starting assignments in his career. He has recorded 4,550 saves out of 4,975 shots taken, giving him a rate of .915. Opponents are averaging 2.65 goals per game and he has surrendered 425 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 161 games and has played 9,622 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (+140)
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