flames vs avalanche nhl prediction

NHL Calgary Flames vs Avalanche Prediction 11/25/2023

The Calgary Flames (8-9-3) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (13-6-0) on Saturday, November 25th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche

The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win

As they head into their game vs. the Avalanche, the Flames have a 8-9-3 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 3-3-1, and they have 5-6-2 mark on the road. This record has them sitting 5th in the Western Pacific division and 9th in the Western conference. Calgary has five wins by more than one goals and dropped eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 5-15 this season.

The Flames recently played against the Stars and secured a win with a score of 7-4. Facing off against the Stars’ defense, the Flames offense scored in all three periods. In the game, Calgary managed to score all seven goals at even strength. They concluded with 27 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.

Despite being the underdog, Calgary managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The combined total of 11 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win

Facing the Flames, the Avalanche have a record of 13-6-0 so far. At home, their record is 6-2-0 and 7-4-0 on the road. In the Western Central division, they are currently 1st, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 4th. Colorado heads into the game with 11 wins by more than one goal, and lost four games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 11-8.

Facing the Wild in their last game, the Avalanche won by a score of 3-2. In all three periods, the Avalanche’s offense found the net against the Wild. Of Colorado’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 25 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 5 goals.

Calgary Offense Breakdown

The Flames come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 15th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 4th in the league. The Calgary offense is ranked 25th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 10th in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Flames’ is 13-6-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 12 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.6 goals per game.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Avalanche come into the game at 3.8 goals per contest placing 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 10th position in the league. In terms of the Avalanche’s offense during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.

The Avalanche’s over/under record this season is 11-7-1. For the season, they have had 11 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.8 goals per game.

Calgary Team Defense

The Flames’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 14th in takeaways and an average of 6.4 takeaways per contest. They hold 17th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.

Colorado Team Defense

The Avalanche defense is currently 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.5 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 12th with 1 shutouts.

Flames vs Avalanche Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Calgary has an puck line record of 2-3 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Avalanche offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Colorado posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 8-2.
  • The last three games that Calgary was favored, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Flames vs Avalanche Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Flames to secure a victory over the Avalanche on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +139, I’m locking in my bet on the Flames straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Flames winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Flames straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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

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