Planning on watching today’s Flames and Avalanche game? Catch the action at Ball Arena in Denver, CO, as the Avalanche hosts this showdown at 9:30 ET on ALT. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Avalanche are favored to win at home against the Flames.

CALGARY FLAMES VS COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 9:30 ET on Monday, December 11th.

WHY BET THE COLORADO AVALANCHE:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Avalanche picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Avalanche on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Flames (+1.5)

Will the Flames Make it Happen in Denver?

This season, the Flames have put together an overall record of 11-13-3. When playing on the road, Calgary has gone 5-7-2, while their home record stands at 6-6-1. Their current record places them 5th in the Western Pacific division and 11th in the Western conference.

When it came to the puck line, Calgary have posted a 11-16 record. Their road performance against the puck line stands at 4-10, while they are 7-6 at home. For the season, Calgary’s games have finished with an average of 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Flames have an over/under record of 16-10-1.

Although Calgary has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Flames are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 22nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. Looking at how the Flames’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 27th in power play goals and 6th in shorthanded goals.

Calgary’s leading goal scorer is Blake Coleman. So far this season, he has 7 goals, placing him 135th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Coleman has 9 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Avalanche head into the game ranked 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Colorado, goalie Dan Vladar has started eight games in this season. His current record is 4-3, and his save percentage stands at 87.7%.

Can the Colorado Offense Score Enough at Home?

In today’s game, the Avalanche will be looking to break out of a two game losing streak. Currently, their record is 16-9-2 which comprises of going 9-4-0 at home and 7-5-2 on the road. Their current record places them 2nd in the Western Central division and 5th in the Western conference.

In terms of the puck line, Colorado are 13-14. When playing on the road against the puck line, they are 5-9, while their overall home performance is 8-5. The average goal total for Colorado’s games is sitting at 6.5. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 14-11-2.

Across the Avalanche last three home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.

When looking at their offense, the Avalanche have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 8th in the league. The Colorado offense is ranked 13th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 5th in the NHL.

Colorado’s leading goal scorer is Mikko Rantanen. So far this season, he has 12 goals, placing him 30th in the NHL. Rantanen also comes into the game with 19 assists.

In terms of defense, the Avalanche head into the game ranked 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. So far, they are 21st in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Goalie Alexandar Georgiev gets the start and has made 22 starts this season. His record at this point is 14-7, and his save percentage is 90%.