The Flames and Coyotes are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Coyotes will host the game at Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ. In this Western matchup, the Flames are the betting favorite against Coyotes. The over/under for the game is 6 goals.

CALGARY FLAMES VS ARIZONA COYOTES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Arizona Coyotes +1.5

This game will be played at Mullett Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE ARIZONA COYOTES:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Coyotes winning this one 4-2.
  • We like the Coyotes on the moneyline (-102)
  • The Coyotes are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Does Calgary Have What it Takes on the Road?

Calgary comes into today’s game with an overall record of 18-18-5 and are 12th in the Western Conference. In their last ten games, they have gone 6-4, and over their last five, they have gone 3-2. On the road, the Flames are 8-11-4 this season and have dropped their last two games.

When favored this season, Calgary has gone 9-8-2 and have been favored in 19 of their 41 games. Against other teams in the Pacific Division, they have gone 5-5 and are 6th in the division.

On the road this season, the Flames have gone 11-12 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home sits at -.5 goals per game. So far, Calgary has been the favorite in 19 games, and their puck line record when favored is 6-13.

Overall, the Flames have 11 wins by more than one goal, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. In their last five road games, Calgary has gone 3-2 vs. the puck line.

This season, Calgary’s games are averaging 6.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Flames currently have an over/under record of 23-17-1.

In their last three road games, Calgary has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 16th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. In terms of the Flames’ offense during power plays, they are 28th in power play goals and 2nd in shorthanded goals.

Calgary will be looking for a good game from Blake Coleman who leads the team in scoring with 17 goals, ranking 32nd in the NHL. Coleman also comes into the game with 15 assists.

The Coyotes defense is currently 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.2 shots per game against Arizona. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 2nd with 5 shutouts.

Goalie Jacob Markstrom comes into the game having made 24 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-11 and he has a save percentage of 0.845%.

Will the Arizona Defense Show Up at Home?

At home this season, the Coyotes have gone 13-8-0 and are 10th in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Arizona is in 5th place with a 6-7 record. Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 6-4 and have a record of 20-17-2 overall.

As the underdog, Arizona has gone 10-16-1 and has been the underdog in 27 of their 39 games. Over their last three games, the Coyotes have gone 1-2 and are 2-3 in their last five games. Against Western Conference opponents, Arizona has gone 12-11 this season.

Arizona comes into the game with a puck line record of 20-19 overall, including going 10-11 at home. So far, they have had 10 wins by more than one goal and have lost by multiple goals 12 times.

So far, the Coyotes have gone 15-12 against the puck line as the underdog, and their average scoring differential on the year is at 0.0 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, Arizona has gone 5-5 against the puck line.

The average goal total for Arizona’s games is sitting at 6. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 21-16-2.

Across their last three road contests, Calgary has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.

When looking at their offense, the Coyotes have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. So far this year, the Coyotes are 10-2 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-13 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Arizona’s leading scorer is Lawson Crouse. So far, he has 16 goals which is 41st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 9 assists so far.

The Coyotes defense is currently 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.2 shots per game against Arizona. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 2nd with 5 shutouts.

Goalie Karel Vejmelka comes into the game having made 16 starts this season. So far, his record is 6-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.68%.