The Calgary Flames (18-18-5) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (20-17-2) on Thursday, January 11th. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes
The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win
On the road this season, the Flames have gone 8-11-4 and are currently on a two-game losing streak. In Western Conference games, Calgary is 11-13 and sits in 12th place.
Overall, the Flames are 18-18-5 and have 41 points. In their last ten games, they have gone 6-4 and are 3-2 in their last five games.
Calgary’s puck line record this season is 21-20, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, the Flames have been favored in 19 games and have gone just 6-13 against the puck line in those contests.
When playing on the road, Calgary’s puck line record is 11-12, and they have gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten road games. In their 22 games as the underdog, the Flames have gone 15-7 against the puck line.
The Flames played host to the Senators in their previous game and emerged with a 6-3 win. Offensively, the Flames’ offense scored in each period against the Senators. All six goals came at even strength. They finished with 36 shots on goal and had 17 turnovers.
Calgary came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against 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.
The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Coyotes are 13-8-0 and have gone 6-7 against division opponents. In the Western Conference, Arizona is in 10th place and has a record of 12-11. Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 6-4, and they come into tonight’s game having gone 2-3 over their last five games and 1-2 in their last three.
So far this year, Arizona has been the underdog in 27 of their 39 games and have gone 10-16-1 in those games. Against the Central Division, the Coyotes are in 5th place with a record of 6-7. Overall, Arizona has a record of 20-17-2, which is good for 42 points.
At home, the Coyotes are 10-11 vs. the puck line and 20-19 overall. In their last 10 home games, Arizona has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.
So far, the Coyotes have 10 wins by multiple goals and 10 wins by just one goal. Overall, their average scoring margin is at .0 goals per game.
The Coyotes played host to the Bruins in their previous game and emerged with a 4-3 win. In the opening period, the Coyotes couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with two times in the second period and one goal in the third. Out of Arizona’s four goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 36 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.
Despite being the underdog, Arizona managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
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 6th in the league. Calgary’s offense comes into the game ranked 28th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the NHL.
The Flames come in with an over/under record of 23-17-1. Over the season, there have been 22 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.4 goals per game.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Coyotes are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 24th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 31st in the league. This season, the Coyotes are 10-2 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-13 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Coyotes’ is 21-16-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 20 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Calgary Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Flames head into the game ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Calgary. So far, they are 26th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Arizona Team Defense
Defensively, the Coyotes are currently 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.2 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.
Flames vs Coyotes Trends
- In their last five road games, Calgary has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
- Across the Coyotes last ten home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 5-5, while going 6-4 straight-up.
- The last five games that Arizona was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
- Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Flames have an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 against the spread.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Coyotes to defeat the Flames while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -102, I’m placing a wager on the Coyotes to win outright.
Our projections have the Coyotes pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Coyotes, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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