The Calgary Flames (19-18-5) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (24-13-5) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas 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 Vegas Golden Knights
The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into tonight’s game, the Flames find themselves in 11th place in the Western Conference. Overall, Calgary is 19-18-5 and has 43 points. Against other Western Conference teams, the Flames are 12-13, and in the Pacific Division, they are 5-5.
On the road, Calgary has gone 9-11-4 this season and has won two straight games. As the underdog, the Flames have gone 9-10-3 this year, and they have been the underdog in 22 of their 42 games.
Calgary comes in with a puck line record of 22-20 this year, including going 6-4 over their last ten games. They have gone 12-12 on the puck line on the road, and their average scoring differential sits at -.1 goals per game. So far, the Flames have been the underdog in 22 games, going 15-7 on the puck line in those contests.
When playing as the underdog, Calgary’s average scoring margin drops to -.3 goals per game. The team has 12 wins by multiple goals this year, and their puck line record as the underdog sits at 15-7. Over their last ten road games, the Flames have gone 8-2 on the puck line.
In their most recent matchup, the Flames played against the Coyotes and won with a score of 6-2. In the first period against the Coyotes, the Flames scored four goals, in addition to scoring two times in the 3rd period. Calgary finished with one power-play goals, while they also managed to score one time when shorthanded. Their game concluded with 30 shots on goal.
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 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Golden Knights have gone 15-4-2, and they have won two straight games at T-Mobile Arena. In the Pacific Division, Vegas is in second place with a record of 9-6, and they are 5th in the Western Conference with 53 points. Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone just 3-7.
This season, Vegas has been favored in 29 of their 42 games, and they have gone 17-8-4 in those contests. Against Western Conference opponents, the Golden Knights have gone 17-10, and they are 24-13-5 overall.
At home, Vegas has a puck line record of 11-10 this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +1.1 goals per game. So far, the Golden Knights have won 14 games by multiple goals.
Overall, their puck line record is 20-22, and they have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games. In their last ten home games, Vegas has a puck line record of 5-5.
In their most recent game, the Golden Knights faced the Bruins and came out victorious with a score of 2-1. On offense, the Golden Knights did not find the net in the first or second period but scored one goal in the third period. Of Vegas’ two goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 25 shots on goal and had five giveaways.
Vegas was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Flames come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 7th position in the league. In terms of the Flames’ offense during power plays, they are 27th in power play goals and 1st in shorthanded goals.
So far, the Flames have an over/under record of 24-17-1. Coming into the game, they have played 23 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.4 goals per game.
Vegas Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Golden Knights come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 15th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. Looking at how the Golden Knights’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 8th in power play goals and 10th in shorthanded goals.
The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 19-23-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 21 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.
Calgary Team Defense
The Flames defense is currently 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Calgary. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 26th with 1 shutouts.
Vegas Team Defense
Defensively, the Golden Knights are currently 9th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 10th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Flames vs Golden Knights Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Calgary has an puck line record of 4-1 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
- The Golden Knights are 4-1 puck line in their last home games and 4-1 straight-up.
- The last three games that Vegas was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
- Through their last five games as the favorite, the Flames have an puck line record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flames to take down the Golden Knights on the road. With the moneyline currently at +118, I’m placing my bet on the Flames straight-up.
Our projections have the Flames pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Flames, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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