Calgary Flames vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Flames vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction 3/10/2024

The Calgary Flames (31-27-5) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (38-19-6) on Sunday, March 10th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN+. The Hurricanes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flames are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Panthers. Puck drop is set for 5:00 ET.

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The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Calgary enters tonight’s game with a record of 31-27-5 and are currently 9th in the Western Conference. In their last 10 games, the Flames have gone 6-4. On the road this season, Calgary has a record of 15-13-4.

When playing against other teams in the Western Conference, the Flames have gone 18-17. As the underdog this year, Calgary has a record of 17-14-3. Over their last three games, the Flames have gone 1-2.

Calgary enters this game with a puck line record of 32-31, including going 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games. The Flames’ average scoring margin this season sits at .0 goals per game.

So far, Calgary has been the underdog in 34 games, going 24-10 against the puck line in those contests. Overall, the Flames have 20 wins by multiple goals and have gone 11-19 against the puck line in games they were favored.

In their most recent game, the Flames fell to the Panthers on the road by a score of 5-1. The Flames couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Panthers, but they did score one time in the second period. The team’s one goal were the result of a power play. Throughout the game, they managed to register 35 shots on goal and committed 14 giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Calgary not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game concluded with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.

The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Hurricanes have been dominant, going 20-8-4. In games where they are favored, Carolina has a record of 35-15-6.

Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3, and they have won each of their last two games as the favorite. On the season, Carolina is fourth in the Eastern Conference, and they have gone 24-10 against other teams in the East.

Carolina enters this game with a puck line record of 26-37, including a mark of 13-19 at home. So far, the Hurricanes have 24 wins by multiple goals compared to just 14 by one goal.

Overall, the team’s average scoring margin this year sits at +.5 goals per game. Over their last ten games at home, the Hurricanes have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

In their last game, the Hurricanes went up against the Devils and emerged as winners with a score of 4-2. In the first period against the Devils, the Hurricanes scored one goal, in addition to scoring three times in the 3rd period. Of Carolina’s four goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 26 shots on goal and two giveaways.

Carolina 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 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Calgary Offense Breakdown

The Flames come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 16th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 16th in the league. So far this year, the Flames are 16-15 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 14-12 in games with fewer shots on goal.

For the season, the over/under record of the Flames’ stands at 36-25-2. They have had 33 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Hurricanes Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Hurricanes come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 11th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. This year, the Hurricanes have recorded a 26-16 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-1 record.

This season, the Hurricanes’ have an over/under record of 26-36-1. Throughout the season, they have played 36 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Calgary Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Flames head into the game ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Calgary. So far, they are 24th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Carolina Team Defense

Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.4 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 9th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Flames vs Hurricanes Trends

  • Calgary has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • Across their three previous home games, Carolina has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 4-6 and an puck line mark of 7-3.
  • Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Flames have a strong record of 2-1. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 1-2.

Flames vs Hurricanes Prediction

For those seeking a straight moneyline bet, the Hurricanes are the top choice. Nonetheless, with a payout of -213, you might want to use this bet as a part of a parlay to get better odds.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Flames to cover. Even if the Hurricanes win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Flames should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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