The Calgary Flames (7-8-3) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (7-10-0) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators
The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Flames have a mark of 7-8-3. When going on the road, Calgary has a record of 4-5-2 record, while they are 3-3-1 at their home arena. This record has them sitting 6th in the Western Pacific division and 11th in the Western conference. Calgary’s average scoring difference this season sits at -0.6, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 4-14. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of .0, and on the road, it is -1.0.
In their most recent matchup, the Flames played against the Kraken and won with a score of 4-3. Against the Kraken, the Flames scored two goals in the first period and one time in the 3rd period. Calgary’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 31 shots on goal and four giveaways.
Going into the game, Calgary was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Predators currently hold an overall record of 7-10-0. When playing on the road, Nashville has a 2-6-0 record, while they are 5-4-0 at home. Their current record places them 6th in the Western Central division and 12th in the Western conference. Nashville’s average scoring difference this season sits at -0.3, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 5-12. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.2, and on the road, it is -0.9.
In their last game, the Predators were the hosts against the Avalanche, and they came away with a 4-3 win. In every single period, the Predators’ offense scored a goal against the Avalanche. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 14 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Nashville came away with a victory against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Flames are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 4th in the league. Calgary’s offense comes into the game ranked 25th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the NHL.
This season, the over/under record for the Flames’ is 12-6-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 11 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Predators have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 24th in the league. Nashville’s offense comes into the game ranked 10th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 19th in the NHL.
The Predators’ over/under record this season is 8-6-3. For the season, they have had 7 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.4 goals per game.
Calgary Team Defense
The Flames’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 13th in takeaways and an average of 6.4 takeaways per contest. They hold 19th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.1 goals given up per game.
Nashville Team Defense
Defensively, the Predators are currently 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.5 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Flames vs Predators Trends
- Calgary has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
- Through their last ten home games, Nashville has an puck line record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Nashville has an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
- Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Flames have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Predators to defeat the Flames while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -114, I’m placing a wager on the Predators to win outright.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Flames to cover. Even in the event of a Predators victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Flames should 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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