The Minnesota Wild (8-10-4) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (10-11-3) on Tuesday, December 5th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on BSN. The Wild are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flames are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canucks. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Minnesota Wild vs Calgary Flames
The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Wild have a mark of 8-10-4. When going on the road, Minnesota has a record of 3-6-2 record, while they are 5-4-2 at their home arena. This record has them sitting 7th in the Western Central division and 12th in the Western conference. This season, Minnesota’s average scoring margin is -0.5, which has their puck line record at 12-10. Their average home scoring margin is -0.3, and in road games, it stands at -0.6.
In their recent matchup, the Wild hosted the Blackhawks and came away with a 4-1 victory. Offensively, the Wild scored three goals in the first period and one time in the second period. Minnesota’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 34 shots on goal and 11 giveaways.
Minnesota 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 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Currently, the Flames hold an overall record of 10-11-3 for the season. On the road, Calgary has a 5-7-2 record, while they are 5-4-1 at their home venue. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 10th in the Western conference. Calgary’s average scoring margin for the season is -0.5, resulting in an overall puck line record of 10-14. When playing at home their scoring margin is +.1, whereas in away games, they are at -0.9.
Following a 4-3 loss at home to the Canucks, the Flames are eager to bounce back. In the 3rd period, the Flames found the net two times against the Canucks after their one goal in the first period. Calgary’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 23 shots on goal and 13 giveaways.
Calgary went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.
Minnesota Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 25th in the league. In terms of the Wild’s offense during power plays, they are 21st in power play goals and 20th in shorthanded goals.
The Wild come in with an over/under record of 12-9-1. Over the season, there have been 12 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.8 goals per game.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Flames come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 11th position in the league. The Flames went 6-7 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 3-4.
The Flames’ over/under record this season is 15-8-1. For the season, they have had 14 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.4 goals per game.
Minnesota Team Defense
Defensively, the Wild come into the season ranked 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 30.2 shots per game against Minnesota. For the season, they are ranked 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Calgary Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Flames’ defense is 19th in takeaways at 6.4 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.1 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL.
Wild vs Flames Trends
- Across the Wild last ten road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 6-4, while going 3-7 straight-up.
- Across their three previous home games, Calgary has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Flames have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
- In their last five contests as the favorite, Minnesota has a poor record vs the puck line going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Flames to secure a victory over the Wild at home. With the moneyline currently set at -110, I’m locking in my bet on the Flames straight-up.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Wild to cover. Even in the event of a Flames victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Wild 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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