Capitals vs Calgary Flames NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Capitals vs Calgary Flames Prediction 3/18/2024

The Washington Capitals (32-25-9) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (33-29-5) on Monday, March 18th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:30 ET.

Capitals vs Flames

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The Washington Capitals Are Coming Off A Win

Washington comes into this game with a record of 32-25-9 and is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference. In their last ten games, the Capitals are 6-4, and they have won their last two games on the road. On the season, Washington has been the underdog in 48 of their 66 games and has gone 19-22-7 in those games.

In the Metropolitan Division, the Capitals are in 4th place with a record of 14-8, and they have gone 19-17 against Eastern Conference opponents. Overall, Washington has 73 points, and they have gone 15-15-4 on the road this season.

Washington has an average scoring margin of -0.5 goals per game this season, and they have gone 32-34 against the puck line. So far, the Capitals have gone 16-18 against the puck line on the road, and they have 16 wins by multiple goals.

When playing as the underdog, Washington has gone 27-21 against the puck line, including going 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three games. Overall, the Capitals have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten games and 3-2 vs. the puck line in their last five road games.

The Capitals recently played against the Canucks and secured a win with a score of 2-1. Offensively, the Capitals did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Canucks but found the net two times in the second period. In the game, Washington managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 24 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.

Going into the game, Washington 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 3 goals.

The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Flames have gone 18-15-1, and they have won two straight games overall. Against the Western Conference, Calgary has gone 19-18, and in the Pacific Division, they are 9-8. On the year, the Flames are 33-29-5, and they sit in 5th place in the Pacific Division and 11th place in the Western Conference.

Over their last ten games, Calgary has gone 6-4, and they have been favored in 30 of their 67 games this year. When favored, the Flames have gone 15-13-2, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games. Against the Capitals, Calgary is a -1.5 puck line favorite, and the over/under is set at 6 goals.

Calgary comes into this game with a puck line record of 34-33 and an average scoring margin of -0.1 goals per game. So far, they have had 22 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

So far this season, the Flames have been favored in 30 games and have a puck line record of 9-21 in those games. In their last ten games at home, Calgary’s puck line record is 5-5, and their overall home puck line record sits at 16-18.

In their most recent game, the Flames hosted the Canadiens and secured a 5-2 victory. The Flames’ offense scored in each period against the Canadiens. Of Calgary’s five goals, two came while in power play. They ended the game with 28 shots on goal and had 12 giveaways.

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 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Washington Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Capitals are averaging 2.6 goals per game which is 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. Looking at how the Capitals’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 25th in power play goals and 32nd in shorthanded goals.

This season, the Capitals’ have an over/under record of 29-34-3. Throughout the season, they have played 33 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Flames Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. Calgary’s offense is currently ranked 30th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 4th in the league.

This season, the over/under record for the Flames’ is 39-26-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 36 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.

Washington Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Capitals head into the game ranked 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.3 shots per game against Washington. So far, they are 9th in shutouts, achieving 5 shutouts.

Calgary Team Defense

The Flames defense is currently 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Calgary. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 25th with 2 shutouts.

Capitals vs Flames Trends

  • In their last three road games, Washington has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last five games at home, the Flames have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Flames have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Capitals have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 2-3.

Capitals vs Flames Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Capitals to take down the Flames on the road. With the moneyline currently at +113, I’m placing my bet on the Capitals straight-up.

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

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

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