The Calgary Flames (17-16-5) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (19-14-6) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Flames are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flyers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blue Jackets. Puck drop is set for 1:00 ET.
Calgary Flames vs Philadelphia Flyers
The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win
The Flames come in with an overall record of 17-16-5. On the road, Calgary has a 8-9-4 record, whereas they are 9-7-1 at home. At the moment, they hold the 6th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 12th in the Western conference. Calgary’s average scoring difference this season sits at -0.2, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 19-19. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.1, and on the road, it is -0.4.
The Flames most recently took on the Predators and secured a win with a score of 6-3. Against the Predators, Flames’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Of Calgary’s six goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 39 shots on goal and had 11 giveaways.
Entering the game as the underdog, Calgary came away with a victory against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.
The Philadelphia Flyers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Philadelphia will be looking to snap their current two game home losing streak in today’s game vs. the Flames. Overall, they are sitting at 19-14-6 this season. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 8th in the Eastern conference. Looking at Philadelphia’s average scoring margin, it is +.2, which has led to a puck line record of 26-12. When playing at home, their scoring margin is -0.3, and on the road, it is +.5.
The Flyers aim to bounce back following their 3-2 loss at home to the Blue Jackets. In the 3rd period, the Flyers found the net one time against the Blue Jackets after their one goal in the first period. In the game, Philadelphia managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 41 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.
Philadelphia went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Flames have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. This season, the Flames have a 10-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-7 record.
This season, the Flames have an over/under record of 21-16-1. Throughout the season, they have played 20 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.
Philadelphia Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Flyers come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 23rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. In terms of the Flyers’ offense during power plays, they are 31st in power play goals and 2nd in shorthanded goals.
The Flyers’ over/under record this season is 15-22-1. For the season, they have had 19 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Calgary Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Flames head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.5 shots per game against Calgary. So far, they are 25th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Philadelphia Team Defense
Defensively, the Flyers come into the season ranked 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.8 shots per game against Philadelphia. For the season, they are ranked 8th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Flames vs Flyers Trends
- Through their last ten road games, Calgary has an puck line record of just 7-3. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- When looking at their past three home matchups, Philadelphia has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
- Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Flyers have a strong record vs the puck line going 4-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
- Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Flames struggled vs the puck line going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flyers to come out with a win against the Flames while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -110, I’m placing my bet on the Flyers to win outright.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Flames to cover. Even if the Flyers secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Flames should 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.
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