Flyers vs Bruins Prediction NHL Picks 3/16/24

Boston Bruins (39-14-15) vs Philadelphia Flyers (34-25-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -200 / Philadelphia Flyers +170 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Philadelphia Flyers vs Boston Bruins betting prediction for this NHL game on Saturday, March 16th at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Flyers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Bruins recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Philadelphia 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boston
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Philadelphia and Boston
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Philadelphia and Boston

Flyers Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers are 34-25-8 this season after they lost to Toronto by a score of 6-2 in their last game. Philadelphia allowed three goals in the first period and three goals in the third period for the loss. The Flyers out shot Toronto by a total of 28-27 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. Philadelphia defeated San Jose by a score of 3-2 in the game prior to Toronto, but lost to Tampa Bay before that. The Flyers are scoring 2.88 goals per game and they are allowing 2.97 goals against per game, while going 13.2% on the power play and 85% on the penalty kill. Travis Konecny has led Philadelphia with 27 goals, 30 assists, and 199 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Philadelphia is Samuel Ersson, who is 19-14-5 this year with a 2.67 goals against average and a .898 save percentage. 

Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins are 39-14-15 this year after they defeated Montreal in overtime by a score of 2-1 in their last game. Boston scored early in the first period, but didn’t score for the rest of regulation, before getting the win in the extra frame. The Bruins out shot Montreal by a total of 24-19 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. Boston lost to St. Louis by a score of 5-1 in the game prior to Montreal, but did beat Pittsburgh and Toronto before that. The Bruins are scoring 3.26 goals per game and they are allowing 2.68 goals against per game, while going 23.2% on the power play and 81.9% on the penalty kill. David Pastrnak has led Boston with 41 goals, 54 assists, and 330 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Boston is Linus Ullmark, who is 18-7-7 this season with a 2.66 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. 

Boston Bruins Player Prop Facts

  • David Pastrnak has scored at least one goal in five of the Bruins' last six games against the Flyers.
  • Hampus Lindholm has recorded a point in each of his last six appearances with his team as a favorite against the Flyers.
  • Hampus Lindholm has recorded an assist in each of his last six appearances with his team as a favorite against the Flyers.
  • David Pastrnak ranks 2nd in the league for multi-point games (32) this season.

Philadelphia Flyers Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Brink has scored a goal in three of his last four appearances with the Flyers as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Ryan Ellis has recorded at least one point in seven of his last eight appearances.
  • Ryan Ellis has recorded an assist in five of his last six appearances with his team as an underdog.
  • Sean Couturier ranks T1st in the Metropolitan Division for shootout goals (3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Boston Bruins rank 6th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.68).
  • The Boston Bruins rank 8th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (81.90%).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 32nd in the league in power play percentage this season (13.15%).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers rank 3rd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (85.05%).

Flyers vs Bruins Betting Prediction

Boston comes into this matchup after winning three of their last four games and they have allowed two goals or fewer in four of their last five. The Bruins are 21-8-6 at home this season, while Philadelphia is 17-11-5 on the road. The Flyers have alternated wins and losses over their last nine games and they have allowed 15 goals in their last three. The Bruins are trying to keep pace with the Panthers in the Atlantic and I think their defense is going to shut the Flyers down. On the other side, Philadelphia has struggled on defense against Toronto and Tampa Bay in recent games, so I don’t have much faith in them here. Take the Bruins to win by at least two goals. 

David’s Pick Bruins -1.5

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