|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NHL The Boston Bruins will host the Philadelphia Flyers this Thursday night, January 13th at 7:00PM at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusettes. The Bruins are 23-12-7 and the Flyers are killing it at 27-10-5. Both teams will be battling as the Flyers try to maintain their lead of the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference, and the Bruins make a run to hold off the Montreal Canadiens in the Northeast Division. The Flyers are on a rol though, winning four straight, compared to the Bruins 2 straight. When placin your bets on the NHL remember that the Flyers are 12-3-1 in their last 16, and on the road they are 14-4-3 this season. They have the 3rd best offense in the NHL averaging 3.4 goals per game. It is looking like Brian Boucher will start in net, and why not? With a 9-1-1 record in his last 11 he is averaging less than 2 goals per game. They Flyers also have a strong defense this season at 7th in the NHL, with only 2.5 goals allowed .
Online Sportsbook lists the Bruins as the minus 1.5 point home favorites this Thursday with the total over under at 5.5.
The Flyers might be on fire, but the Bruins are too shabby either. They are 6-1-3 in their last 10, and have outscored their opposition 10-2 in their last two wins. Three of their four lines have scored in their last game against Ottawa. Tuukka Rask started on Tuesday night which means that the Flyers will probably see Tim Thomas on Thursday. Thomas is still the league leader in goals against average and is 4-0-2 in his last seven games overall, is 5-1-1 with a 1.55 goals against in his last seven at home and is 5-1-1 in his last seven versus the Flyers. When placing your bets on the NFL note that the Flyers are 8-2 in their last 10 on the road, they are at the top of the Eastern Conference and will do what they need to do to keep it that way. The Bruins need to keep their offense strong to keep out the Flyers, but definitely have the ability to do so.