Avalanche vs Calgary Flames NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Avalanche vs Calgary Flames Prediction 3/12/2024

The Colorado Avalanche (40-20-5) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (31-28-5) on Tuesday, March 12th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on ESPN+. The Avalanche are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flames are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hurricanes. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.

Avalanche vs Flames

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The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win

Colorado is 4th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Central Division with 85 points. They have a record of 40-20-5 overall, including a 26-12 record against Western Conference opponents. On the road, the Avalanche have gone 14-14-5 this season.

Over their last three games, Colorado has won all three games and is on a three-game winning streak. As the favorite, the Avalanche have gone 37-14-5 this season, including a three-game winning streak.

On the road this season, the Avalanche have gone 11-22 against the puck line and 31-34 overall. So far, Colorado has 30 wins by multiple goals and 10 wins by just one goal.

Over their last ten games, the Avs have gone just 5-5 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.4 goals per game. As the favorite, Colorado has gone 28-28 against the puck line.

The Avalanche recently hosted the Wild and emerged victorious with a 2-1 win. In the first period, the Avalanche found success on offense with one time, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. Of Colorado’s two goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 40 shots on goal and had four giveaways.

Colorado couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 3 goals.

The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With an overall record of 31-28-5, the Flames currently sit in 12th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, Calgary is in 6th place with a record of 8-8. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 6-4 and have lost two straight games as the underdog.

At home this season, Calgary is 16-14-1 and has been the underdog in 35 of their 64 games. Against Western Conference opponents, the Flames have an 18-17 record. Over their last five games, Calgary has gone 2-3, and they are 2-3 in their last five games against Colorado.

Calgary comes into the game with an average scoring differential of -.1 goals per game. So far, they have gone 32-32 against the puck line, including 20 wins by multiple goals. In their last three games, the Flames have gone just 1-2 vs. the puck line.

As the underdog, Calgary’s puck line record is 24-11, and they have gone just 8-21 vs. the puck line as the favorite. Overall, the Flames have dropped their last two games vs. the puck line and have gone just 5-5 in their last ten games.

After suffering a 7-2 loss on the road to the Hurricanes, the Flames are looking to bounce back today. The first period saw the Flames being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 20 shots on goal and had 10 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Calgary not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

The Avalanche come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 1st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 4th in the league. Colorado’s offense is currently ranked 2nd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the league.

This season, the Avalanche have an over/under record of 36-27-2. Throughout the season, they have played 36 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.7 per game.

Flames Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Flames are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 16th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 16th in the league. This season, the Flames are 16-15 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 14-13 record.

This season, the Flames have an over/under record of 37-25-2. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.

Colorado Team Defense

The Avalanche defense is currently 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 12th with 4 shutouts.

Calgary Team Defense

Defensively, the Flames are currently 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 24th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Avalanche vs Flames Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Colorado has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Through their last three home games, Calgary has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Calgary has an puck line mark of 7-3 while going 7-3 straight up.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Avalanche have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Avalanche vs Flames Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Avalanche. Nevertheless, given the payout of -177, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Flames to cover. Even if the Avalanche secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Flames should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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