flames vs golden knight nhl prediction

NHL Calgary Flames vs Vegas Golden Prediction 12/12/2023

The Calgary Flames (11-14-3) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (19-5-5) on Tuesday, December 12th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on SCRI. The Golden Knights are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flames are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Avalanche. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Calgary Flames vs Vegas Golden Knights

The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Coming into their game vs. Golden Knights, the Flames have a 11-14-3 record. They hold a 6-6-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 5-8-2 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 11th in the Western conference. Calgary’s average scoring margin this season is -0.6 leading to an overall puck line record of 12-16. Their scoring margin at home is -0.2 and -0.9 on the road.

In their most recent game, the Flames fell to the Avalanche on the road by a score of 6-5. In the offensive department, the Flames notched one goal during the first period and four times in the second period. In the game, Calgary managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 33 shots on goal and committed 2 turnovers.

Despite the defeat, Calgary managed to cover the puck line, going into the game as the underdogs. The combined total of 11 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win

The Golden Knights come in with an overall record of 19-5-5. On the road, Vegas has a 9-3-3 record, whereas they are 10-2-2 at home. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 1st, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 1st. Vegas’ average scoring difference this season sits at +1.1, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 15-14. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +1.5, and on the road, it is +.7.

Facing the Sharks in their last game, the Golden Knights won by a score of 5-4. The first period saw the Golden Knights being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring two times in the second period and two goals in the third. Vegas’ one power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 27 shots on goal and five giveaways.

Vegas 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. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Calgary Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Flames come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 10th position in the league. This season, the Flames are 6-8 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 4-6 record.

So far, the Flames have an over/under record of 17-10-1. Coming into the game, they have played 16 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.5 goals per game.

Vegas Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Golden Knights come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 4th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. This season, the Golden Knights are 10-5 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-0 record.

The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 12-17-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 16 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.

Calgary Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Flames’ defense is 13th in takeaways at 6.6 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 21st in the NHL.

Vegas Team Defense

The Golden Knights defense is currently 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.2 shots per game against Vegas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 6th with 2 shutouts.

Flames vs Golden Knights Trends

  • In their last five road games, Calgary has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
  • Across their last five home contests, Vegas has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Golden Knights have an puck line mark of just 10-0 in their last ten games. Vegas posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.
  • Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Flames have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-4.

Flames vs Golden Knights Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Flames to pick up on a win over the Golden Knights and the road. With the moneyline sitting at +153, I’ll be locking in a 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.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 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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