The Calgary Flames (7-9-3) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (12-5-2) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on ESPN+. Both the Flames and Stars will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:30 ET.
Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars
The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Flames come in with an overall record of 7-9-3. On the road, Calgary has a 4-6-2 record, whereas they are 3-3-1 at home. Their current record places them 6th in the Western Pacific division and 11th in the Western conference. Calgary’s average scoring margin for the season is -0.7, resulting in an overall puck line record of 4-15. When playing at home their scoring margin is .0, whereas in away games, they are at -1.1.
After suffering a 4-2 loss on the road to the Predators, the Flames are looking to bounce back today. The Flames managed to find the net one time in the 3rd period against the Predators, following their one goal in the first period. The Calgary offense recorded 26 shots on goal and successfully netted one time while short-handed during the game.
Calgary took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The game ended with a total of 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.
The Dallas Stars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Stars come in with an overall record of 12-5-2. On the road, Dallas has a 7-1-1 record, whereas they are 5-4-1 at home. They are currently positioned 1st in the Western Central division and 3rd in the Western conference. Dallas’ average scoring margin this season is +.7, leading to an overall puck line record of 5-13. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of .0, while on the road, it is +1.3.
Following a 2-1 loss at home to the Golden Knights, the Stars are eager to bounce back. In terms of offense, the Stars faced a dry spell in the first and third periods against the Golden Knights, but they managed to score one time in the second period. Against Vegas, Dallas’ offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 32 shots on goal overall.
Dallas was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 3 goals.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 23rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Flames offense is 25th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the NHL.
So far, the Flames have an over/under record of 12-6-1. Coming into the game, they have played 11 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.4 goals per game.
Dallas Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Stars are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 16th in the league. Coming into the game, the Stars have 6-3 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 6-2.
The Stars’ come into the game with an over/under record of 9-9-0. Over the course of last season, they had 41 games that did not surpass the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 6.1 per game.
Calgary Team Defense
The Flames’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 15th in takeaways and an average of 6.3 takeaways per contest. They hold 15th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.
Dallas Team Defense
Entering the game, the Stars’ defense ranks 14th in takeaways, averaging 6.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 11th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 2.6 goals per game.
Flames vs Stars Trends
- Across their five previous road games, Calgary has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Dallas has played well in their previous five home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
- Through their last three games as the underdog, the Stars have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Calgary has an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 4-6 straight up.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flames to take down the Stars on the road. With the moneyline currently at +148, I’m placing my 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.
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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