The St. Louis Blues (22-20-2) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (21-20-5) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on ESPN+. The Blues are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flames are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Oilers. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Blues vs Flames
The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into tonight’s game, the Blues sit 12th in the Western Conference with a record of 22-20-2.
On the road this season, St. Louis has gone 8-12-1, and in games against other Western Conference teams, they have gone 12-14. Over their last ten games, the Blues have gone 4-6, and they have gone 2-3 over their last five games.
On the road this season, the Blues have gone 9-12 vs. the puck line and 3-7 in their last ten games. Overall, their puck line record is 24-20, including going 6-4 in their last ten games.
So far, St. Louis has 14 wins by multiple goals and 19 losses by multiple goals. Against the puck line as the underdog, the Blues are 19-12, and their average scoring margin on the road is -1.0 goals per game.
In their recent matchup, the Blues hosted the Capitals and came away with a 3-0 victory. Offensively, the Blues’ offense scored in each period against the Capitals. One of St. Louis’ three goals came while in power play, while they scored one time when shorthanded. They finished the game with 29 shots on goal.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, St. Louis also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 5.5 with a combined total of 3 goals.
The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Flames have gone 11-9-1, and they have lost two straight games on their home ice. In the Western Conference, Calgary is 10th and fifth in the Pacific Division. So far this year, the Flames have gone 21-20-5 overall, and they are 14-14 against other Western Conference teams.
When they have been favored in games, Calgary has gone 11-8-2, and they have won three straight games when they have been favored. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 6-4, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games.
Calgary enters the game with a puck line record of 24-22 and their average scoring differential is -.1 goals per game. So far, they have had 13 wins by multiple goals and have lost 13 games by more than one goal.
As the favorite, the Flames have a puck line record of 7-14, and their average scoring margin in those games is +.2 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, Calgary’s puck line record is 5-5, and they are 11-10 overall at home this season.
Following a 3-1 loss at home to the Oilers, the Flames are eager to bounce back. Offensively, the Flames did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Oilers but found the net one time in the second period. Calgary’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 27 shots on goal in total.
Coming in as the underdog, Calgary not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
The Blues come into the game scoring an average of 2.8 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 27th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blues offense is 31st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 4th in the NHL.
This season, the Blues’ have an over/under record of 16-23-5. Throughout the season, they have played 19 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Flames Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Flames come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 15th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. Looking at how the Flames’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 24th in power play goals and 2nd in shorthanded goals.
The Flames’ over/under record this season is 25-20-1. For the season, they have had 24 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.3 goals per game.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues come into the season ranked 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against St. Louis. For the season, they are ranked 11th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Calgary Team Defense
Defensively, the Flames are currently 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.8 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Blues vs Flames Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Blues offense has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. St. Louis posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 3-7 ATS.
- In their last five games at home, the Flames have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
- Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Flames have a strong record vs the puck line going 4-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
- As the betting favorite, the Blues have an puck line mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. St. Louis posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Flames to pick up on a win over the Blues at home. With the moneyline sitting at -165, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Flames straight-up.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Blues to cover. Even if the Flames secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Blues 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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