Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Flyers versus the Flames? The puck drops at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Flames are the home favorites against the Flyers in a non-conference matchup.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS CALGARY FLAMES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Calgary Flames -1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome at 8:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.

WHY BET THE CALGARY FLAMES:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Flyers.
  • We like the Flyers on the moneyline (+115)
  • The Flyers are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Flyers Win on the Road?

Facing the Flames, the Flyers have a record of 19-11-5 so far. At home, their record is 8-7-1 and 11-5-4 on the road. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 5th in the Eastern conference.

Regarding the puck line, Philadelphia comes in with a 25-10 record. On the road against the puck line, they are 17-2, while their home record is 8-8. For the season, Philadelphia’s games have finished with an average of 5.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Flyers have an over/under record of 13-21-1.

Philadelphia has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Flyers are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 25th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 5th in the league. The Philadelphia offense is ranked 30th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 2nd in the NHL.

Philadelphia’s leading goal scorer is Travis Konecny. So far this season, he has 17 goals, placing him 16th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 12 assists so far.

Defensively, the Flames are currently 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 25th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Carter Hart gets the start and has made 19 starts this season. His record at this point is 9-6, and his save percentage is 0.75%.

Can the Flames Pull Off a Home Win?

This season, the Flames have put together an overall record of 14-16-5. When playing on the road, Calgary has gone 6-9-4, while their home record stands at 8-7-1. Their current record places them 6th in the Western Pacific division and 13th in the Western conference.

Regarding the puck line, Calgary comes in with a 17-18 record. On the road against the puck line, they are 8-11, while their home record is 9-7. This season, Calgary’s games have an average of 6.3 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Flames come in with an over/under performance of 19-15-1.

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

Offensively, the Flames come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 14th position in the league. The Calgary offense is ranked 28th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 1st in the NHL.

Calgary’s leading goal scorer is Blake Coleman. So far this season, he has 12 goals, placing him 73rd in the NHL. Coleman also comes into the game with 12 assists.

Defensively, the Flames are currently 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 25th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Philadelphia, goalie Jacob Markstrom has started 20 games in this season. His current record is 8-10, and his save percentage stands at 0.76%.