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NHL Hurricanes vs Calgary Flames Prediction 12/7/2023

The Carolina Hurricanes (14-10-1) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (10-12-3) on Thursday, December 7th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on BSSO. Both the Hurricanes and Flames will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Calgary Flames

The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 25 games, the Hurricanes have achieved an overall record of 14-10-1. When on the road, Carolina holds a 6-8-0 record, while they are 8-2-1 when playing at home. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 5th in the Eastern conference. Carolina has eight wins by more than one goals and dropped eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 9-16 this season.

After suffering a 6-1 loss on the road to the Oilers, the Hurricanes are looking to bounce back today. In the first and second periods, the Hurricanes couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. Carolina’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 40 shots on goal in total.

Coming in as the underdog, Carolina not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The game concluded with 7 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.

The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Coming into their game vs. Hurricanes, the Flames have a 10-12-3 record. They hold a 5-5-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 5-7-2 on the road. Their current record places them 4th in the Western Pacific division and 10th in the Western conference. Calgary’s average scoring margin for the season is -0.6, resulting in an overall puck line record of 10-15. When playing at home their scoring margin is -0.2, whereas in away games, they are at -0.9.

The Flames aim to bounce back following their 5-2 loss at home to the Wild. In the opening period, the Flames couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, Calgary managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 30 shots on goal and committed 15 turnovers.

Calgary took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Hurricanes come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 2nd position in the league. In terms of the Hurricanes’ offense during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 1st in shorthanded goals.

For the season, the over/under record of the Hurricanes’ stands at 12-12-1. They have had 13 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.6 goals per game.

Calgary Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Flames come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 10th position in the league. Calgary’s offense comes into the game ranked 27th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the NHL.

This season, the Flames have an over/under record of 16-8-1. Throughout the season, they have played 15 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.4 per game.

Carolina Team Defense

Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 24.8 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 6th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Calgary Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Flames’ defense is 18th in takeaways at 6.4 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL.

Hurricanes vs Flames Trends

  • Across the Hurricanes last five road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Although Calgary has a straight up record of 3-2 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Flames have an puck line record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Hurricanes struggled vs the puck line going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Hurricanes vs Flames Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Flames to take down the Hurricanes at home. With the moneyline currently at -103, I’m placing my bet on the Flames straight-up.

Our projections have the Flames pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Flames, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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