The Calgary Flames (23-22-5) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (25-20-3) on Thursday, February 8th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Flames vs Devils
The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win
Calgary comes into this game with an overall record of 23-22-5 and are currently 11th in the Western Conference. On the road, the Flames have gone 11-11-4 this season and have won their last three games away from home.
Over their last ten games, Calgary has gone 6-4 and have won two straight games. Against teams in the Western Conference, the Flames have gone 15-15 this season and are 6th in the Pacific Division.
Calgary enters this game with an overall puck line record of 25-25 and a road puck line record of 14-12. So far, the Flames have 14 wins by multiple goals compared to 9 wins by just one goal.
Currently, Calgary has gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games and 8-2 against the puck line in their previous ten road games. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin this season is -.1 goals per game.
Facing the Bruins in their last game, the Flames won by a score of 4-1. In the first period against the Bruins, the Flames scored two goals, in addition to scoring two times in the 3rd period. Calgary’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 29 shots on goal and seven giveaways.
Going into the game, Calgary was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 5 goals.
The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Devils have gone 11-11-2 and have won two straight games. Overall, New Jersey is 25-20-3, putting them in 6th place in the Metropolitan Division and 11th in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Devils have gone 16-13.
Over their last ten games, New Jersey has gone 4-6 and 2-3 in their last five games. When favored this season, the Devils have gone 21-11-2, including a two-game winning streak.
When playing at home, the Devils are just 3-21 against the puck line this season, and their average scoring margin at home is -.4 goals per game. So far, New Jersey has been favored in 34 games and has gone 10-24 vs. the puck line in those contests.
Overall, the team’s puck line record for the season is 16-32, and they have 13 wins by multiple goals compared to 12 victories by just one goal. In their last 10 home games, the team is just 2-8 vs. the puck line.
The Devils recently hosted the Avalanche and emerged victorious with a 5-3 win. Against the Avalanche, the Devils’ offense netted goals in all three periods. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 10 turnovers.
New Jersey was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
The Flames come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 15th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 12th in the league. Looking at how the Flames’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 25th in power play goals and 3rd in shorthanded goals.
The Flames’ over/under record this season is 27-22-1. For the season, they have had 26 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.2 goals per game.
Devils Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Devils are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 8th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 20th in the league. This year, the Devils have recorded a 18-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 7-10 record.
So far, the Devils have an over/under record of 29-18-1. Coming into the game, they have played 30 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 7 goals per game.
Calgary Team Defense
Defensively, the Flames come into the season ranked 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Calgary. For the season, they are ranked 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
New Jersey Team Defense
Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 23rd in takeaways, averaging 6.5 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 27th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.
Flames vs Devils Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Calgary has an puck line record of 8-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
- In their last five games at home, the Devils have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Devils have a straight up record of 2-8. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 4-6.
- Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Flames struggled vs the puck line going just 1-4. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Devils to pick up on a win over the Flames at home. With the moneyline sitting at -141, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Devils straight-up.
When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Devils to win and cover. Watch for the Devils to win this game by multiple goals over the Flames.
If you’re looking at the the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will stay below that threshold, and we strongly suggest placing a bet on the under.
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