The Calgary Flames (24-22-5) travel to face off against the New York Islanders (22-17-12) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at UBS Arena in Elmont and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 1:00 ET.
Flames vs Islanders
The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into today’s game, the Flames are 10th in the Western Conference with a record of 24-22-5. In the Pacific Division, they sit in 5th place. On the road, Calgary is 12-11-4 this season and have won four straight games away from home.
Over their last ten games, the Flames are 6-4, and they have won three straight games overall. As the underdog this season, Calgary has gone 12-12-3.
On the road, the Flames have gone 15-12 against the puck line this season and have a puck line record of 26-25. So far, Calgary has 15 wins by multiple goals and 14 losses by more than one goal.
As the underdog, the Flames have a puck line record of 19-8, and they have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games. In their last ten road games, Calgary has an impressive puck line record of 8-2.
The Flames recently played against the Devils and secured a win with a score of 5-3. In every single period, the Flames’ offense scored a goal against the Devils. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
Despite being the underdog, Calgary managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
The New York Islanders Are Coming Off A Win
Through 51 games, the Islanders have a record of 22-17-12, which puts them in 9th place in the Eastern Conference and 4th place in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, they have gone just 3-7.
At home this season, New York has gone 13-6-7, and they have been favored in 24 of their 51 games, going 12-8-4 in those matchups. Over their last three games, the Islanders have gone 2-1, and they have won two straight games.
At home, the Islanders are 11-15 vs. the puck line this year. So far, they have an average scoring differential of -.1 goals per game when favored.
Overall, New York’s puck line record this year is 25-26. They have gone 3-0 vs. the puck line in their last three games and have 14 losses by more than one goal.
Facing the Lightning in their last game, the Islanders won by a score of 6-2. Offensively, the Islanders scored three goals in the first period and three times in the second period. New York’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 6 goals. Their offensive performance came with 24 shots on goal and eight giveaways.
New York 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 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Flames come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 14th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. The Flames went 13-11 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 10-11.
For the season, the over/under record of the Flames’ stands at 28-22-1. They have had 27 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.
Islanders Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Islanders come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 19th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 20th in the league. The New York offense is ranked 19th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 5th in the NHL.
This season, the Islanders have an over/under record of 28-20-3. Throughout the season, they have played 27 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.
Calgary Team Defense
The Flames defense is currently 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Calgary. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 2 shutouts.
New York Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Islanders head into the game ranked 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 34.4 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 7th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.
Flames vs Islanders Trends
- Across the Flames last ten road games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 8-2, while going 7-3 straight-up.
- In their last three home games, New York has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Islanders have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.
- Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Calgary has an puck line mark of 0-3 while going 1-2 straight up.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Islanders to defeat the Flames while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -130, I’m placing a wager on the Islanders to win outright.
When it comes to a puck line pick, our choice is the Islanders to secure the win and cover. Expect the Islanders to dominate this one with a multi-goal win over the Flames.
For those assessing the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will stay below that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the under.
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