Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins odds, picks and predictions

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The Philadelphia Flyers (7-6-3) and Boston Bruins (14-2-0) meet Thursday at TD Garden in Boston. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+).

After a surprising hot start, the Flyers have cooled off. Philly has posted an 0-3-1 mark in the last 4 games, and it has been outscored 19-8 during the span. It suffered a 5-4 loss in overtime last time out on Tuesday night in Columbus.

The Bruins have started hot, and they have stayed hot. Boston is particularly hot at TD Garden, going a perfect record on home ice (9-0). In addition, each of the team’s last 5 home wins have been by 2 or more goals.

Flyers at Bruins odds

  • Moneyline (ML): Flyers +280 (bet $100 to win $280) | Bruins -370 (bet $370 to win $100)
  • Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Flyers +1.5 (+105) | Bruins -1.5 (-130)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: +105 | U: -130)

Flyers at Bruins projected goalies

Carter Hart (6-2-3, 2.42 GAA, .929 SV%) vs. Linus Ullmark (11-1-0, 1.96 GAA, .936 SV%, 1 SO)

Hart has hit the skids lately, allowing 3 or more goals in each of his last 3 starts. Part of the issue has been a lack of offensive support, as he is 1-2-2 in 5 starts in November, but he has a decent 2.56 GAA and .917 SV%.

Ullmark has rattled off 3 straight wins since his lone loss Nov. 5 in Toronto, and he has allowed 3 or fewer goals in each of his 12 starts and 13 appearances. He is even better at home, going 7-0-0 with a 1.68 GAA and .945 SV% in 7 starts at TD Garden.

Flyers at Bruins picks and predictions

Prediction

Bruins 5, Flyers 2

Moneyline

The Bruins (-370) will cost you over 3 1/2 times your potential return, and that’s way too much risk for not nearly enough reward.

PASS, and look to the puck line instead.

Puck line/Against the spread

The BRUINS -1.5 (-130) is a strong play on the puck line. Boston has won 5 of the last 6 games and all of those wins have been by 2 or more goals. In fact, Boston has yielded just 2 or fewer goals in each of the games.

And in 11 of the team’s 14 victories, Boston has also won by 2 or more goals. If you like the Bs to win, you should love them on the puck line until they start to cool off.

Over/Under

OVER 6.5(+105) is a little bit risky, but it’s worth the play at plus-money.

The Bruins cashed the Over last time out in a 5-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, and you can expect a similar result here.

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