Betting on today’s Red Wings and Flames game? Catch the action at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB, as the Flames hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Flames are favored by -1.5 vs. the Red Wings in a non-conference matchup.

DETROIT RED WINGS VS CALGARY FLAMES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Calgary Flames -1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE CALGARY FLAMES:

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

Do the Red Wings Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

With 60 points, the Red Wings are in 8th place in the Eastern Conference and 5th place in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, Detroit has gone 5-5, and they have dropped two straight games.

On the season, the Red Wings have a record of 27-20-6. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Detroit has gone 16-15, and they are 12-12-1 on the road.

On the road this season, Detroit has gone 15-10 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin is -.2 goals per game. So far, the Red Wings have been the underdog in 36 games and have gone 25-11 vs. the puck line in those games. Overall, they have 16 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

Right now, the team’s puck line record is 31-22, and their puck line record as the underdog is 25-11. In their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line, and their road puck line record for the season is 15-10.

This season, Detroit’s games are averaging 6.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.4. The Red Wings currently have an over/under record of 30-23-0.

Through their last three road games, Detroit has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Red Wings are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 5th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 24th in the league. Detroit’s offense comes into the game ranked 4th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 11th in the NHL.

Detroit will be looking for a good game from Dylan Larkin who leads the team in scoring with 23 goals, ranking 24th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Larkin has 24 assists this season.

Defensively, the Flames come into the season ranked 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Calgary. For the season, they are ranked 24th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie James Reimer has started 11 games this season. His current record stands at 4-6, and his save percentage is 0.434%.

Will Calgary Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Calgary enters this game with an overall record of 25-24-5, which has them in 6th place in the Pacific Division and 12th place in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone just 4-6 and have lost two straight games. At home this season, Calgary has gone 12-12-1.

When favored, the Flames have gone 12-11-2 this season and 15-16 against Western Conference opponents. In their last five games, Calgary has gone 3-2, and they are 1-2 in their last three games.

Calgary enters this game with a puck line record of 27-27, including a mark of 16-13 on the road. Their average scoring differential for the season sits at -.1 goals per game. So far, the Flames have 16 wins by multiple goals and 16 losses by more than one goal.

Currently, Calgary has a puck line record of 11-14 at home, and their average scoring margin at home is -.2 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Flames have gone just 2-8 vs. the puck line.

This season, Calgary’s games have an average of 6.2 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Flames come in with an over/under performance of 30-23-1.

Through their last three road contests, the Red Wings offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 5. Detroit posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 0-3 ATS.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th 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 26th in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.

Calgary will be looking for a good game from Blake Coleman who leads the team in scoring with 21 goals, ranking 36th in the NHL. Coleman also comes into the game with 22 assists.

Defensively, the Flames are currently 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 24th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Jacob Markstrom comes into the game having made 33 starts this season. So far, his record is 17-14 and he has a save percentage of 0.887%.