Betting on today’s Flames and Predators game? Catch the action at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, as the Predators hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Predators are the home favorites against the Flames in a Western conference matchup.
CALGARY FLAMES VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Nashville Predators -1.5
This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 8:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.
WHY BET THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS:
- Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Flames winning this game by a score of 4-3.
- We like the Flames on the moneyline (+103)
- The Flames are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Can the Flames Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
Currently, the Flames hold an overall record of 16-16-5 for the season. On the road, Calgary has a 7-9-4 record, while they are 9-7-1 at their home venue. At the moment, they hold the 6th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 12th in the Western conference.
In terms of the puck line, Calgary are 18-19. When playing on the road against the puck line, they are 9-11, while their overall home performance is 9-8. On average, Calgary’s games have finished with 6.2 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Flames come in with an over/under record of 20-16-1.
The Flames are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
When looking at their offense, the Flames have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 9th in the league. This season, the Flames have a 9-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-7 record.
Calgary’s current leading scorer is Blake Coleman. This season, he has 14 goals, which puts him 49th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 13 assists so far.
Defensively, the Predators come into the season ranked 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. For the season, they are ranked 9th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Nashville, goalie Jacob Markstrom has started 22 games in this season. His current record is 10-10, and his save percentage stands at 0.803921568627451%.
Will the Predators Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
This season, the Predators have put together an overall record of 21-16-1. When playing on the road, Nashville has gone 9-7-1, while their home record stands at 12-9-0. They are currently positioned 4th in the Western Central division and 7th in the Western conference.
In terms of the puck line, Nashville posted a 21-17 record. On the road they are 9-8 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is 12-9. Games involving Nashville have an average of 6.2 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Predators come in with a record of 16-17-5.
The Predators are 3-0 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 14th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. Nashville’s offense is currently ranked 10th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the league.
Nashville’s current leading scorer is Filip Forsberg. This season, he has 18 goals, which puts him 16th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Forsberg has 24 assists this season.
Defensively, the Predators are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 9th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Calgary, goalie Juuse Saros has started 30 games in this season. His current record is 16-13, and his save percentage stands at 0.9803921568627451%.