Matthew Tkachuk, Sean Monahan, and the Calgary Flames are set to do battle against Clayton Keller, Nick Schmaltz, and the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena for a Pacific Division showdown. The action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 10, and you’ll be able to catch the game live on Fox Sports Arizona.
Calgary Flames at Arizona Coyotes Odds
Arizona is 18-14 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 3.5 units this year. That winning percentage, ranked 1st in the Pacific Division in this young season, is a welcome improvement over the 39-43 record from the 2018-19 season campaign. 19 of its 32 contests have gone under the total, while 12 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 7-7 SU at home this year.
The Coyotes have converted on 20.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 17th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.1 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 28.9 saves per game with a .935 save percentage, Darcy Kuemper (13-8-2) has been the primary goalkeeper for Arizona this season. If Arizona chooses to rest him, however, head coach Rick Tocchet could roll with Antti Raanta (5-6-6 record, .926 save percentage, 2.52 goals against average).
On the other hand, Calgary is 16-16 straight up (SU) and has lost 4.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 32 regular season matches, 19 of its games have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and just two have pushed. As the road team so far, the Flames are 7-11 SU.
The Flames have converted on 18.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked ninth overall and it’s successfully defended 84.4 percent of all penalties.
David Rittich (28.9 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Calgary. Rittich owns a 14-11-4 record, and has registered a .913 save percentage and 2.74 goals against average this year.
Calgary Flames at Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Flames, O/U – Under
The Flames are 3-0 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Coyotes are 5-2 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their last five matchups.
55.6 percent of Arizona’s wins have come by two or more goals (the team is 10-5 overall in such games) while 37.5 percent of Calgary’s wins have come by two goals or more (6-10 overall in such games).
Calgary skaters recorded 16.3 hits per game last season, while the Coyotes forced 24.7 hits per matchup.