The Calgary Flames (16-16-5) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (21-16-1) on Thursday, January 4th. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators
The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win
For the season, the Flames currently hold an overall record of 16-16-5. On the road, Calgary has gone 7-9-4 and they are 9-7-1 at home. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 6th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 12th. This season, Calgary’s average scoring margin is -0.3, which has their puck line record at 18-19. Their average home scoring margin is +.1, and in road games, it stands at -0.6.
In their last game, the Flames went up against the Wild and emerged as winners with a score of 3-1. The Flames scored two goals in the first period against the Wild and found the net one time in the 3rd period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 33 shots on goal and had 7 turnovers.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Calgary also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Predators have an overall record of 21-16-1. On the road, Nashville is 9-7-1 and 12-9-0 at home. This record has them sitting 4th in the Western Central division and 7th in the Western conference. Nashville’s average scoring difference this season sits at +.1, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 21-17. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.1, and on the road, it is .0.
The Predators most recently faced the Blackhawks at home and achieved a 3-0 win. After scoring one goal in the first period, the Predators found the net two times in the 3rd period against the Blackhawks. Nashville’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 36 shots on goal and seven giveaways.
Nashville secured a win against the puck line, entering 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 3 goals.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Flames are averaging 3 goals per game which is 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 9th in the league. The Flames went 9-9 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 6-7.
The Flames’ over/under record this season is 20-16-1. For the season, they have had 19 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.2 goals per game.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
The Predators come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 14th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 12th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Predators offense is 10th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the NHL.
The Predators come in with an over/under record of 16-17-5. 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 6.2 per game.
Calgary Team Defense
Calgary defense takes on the Predators ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against Calgary. They alsso are 25th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Nashville Team Defense
Defensively, the Predators are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 9th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Flames vs Predators Trends
- Across the Flames last ten road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 7-3, while going 4-6 straight-up.
- Across the Predators last ten home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 6-4, while going 7-3 straight-up.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Nashville has an puck line mark of 4-1 while going 2-3 straight up.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Flames have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Flames to defeat the Predators while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +103, I’m placing a wager on the Flames to win outright.
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.
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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