Bet Flames +180 over Bruins for your NHL Pick

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:45 PM GMT

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 12:45 PM GMT

The Bruins host the Flames on Tuesday at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Find out where we believe the best value lies.

According to NHL betting odds the Bruins are a -215 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.5. These teams met exactly one week ago, and the Bruins were 2-1 winners at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. In that game the Bruins overcame a 1-0 deficit in the 3rd period. Reilly Smith scored the game winner with just 4:33 to play in the game. Boston has now defeated Calgary 4 straight times, and has won 5 of the last 6 played at the TD Garden. These clubs have seen just 1 of their last 8 meetings go over the total.

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Making Their Move

The Calgary Flames have definitely played much better hockey over the last couple of weeks. They enter tonight having won 5 of their last 8, and have earned at least 1-point in 6 of the last 8. They come off a 4-3 overtime shootout loss at Madison Square Garden versus the Rangers on Sunday. This will be the Flames 3rd of a 5-game in 8-day road trip. The trip will conclude at Detroit on Thursday and at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Calgary has earned 7 of 8 possible points in their last 4 road games. They’ve also gone under the total in 7 of their last 8-games.

Home Sweet Home

The Bruins return home after completing a successful 3-1 Canadian road trip. They did however have their 4-game winning streak snapped in their last game losing 6-2 to the Vancouver Canucks. The game at Vancouver was their 7th in a 10-day period. They enter tonight playing on a much needed 2-days of rest. Boston has failed to earn a point in just 3 of their 18 home games this season. Boston is currently first in the 8-team Atlantic Division, and 3-points ahead of the 2nd place Montreal Canadians. The Bruins are 2nd overall in the Eastern Conference just 1-point behind the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NHL Super System

Any team facing an opponent that allows 2.4 or less goals per game, and they allowed 6 or more goals in their previous game, has gone 23-11 (67.6%) versus the money line since the beginning of the 2009-2010 year. Take Calgary over Boston for your NHL picks.

NHL Pick: Calgary +180 over Boston

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