Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Kraken and Flames. The game is starting at 9:30 ET on ROOT, and it’s hosted by the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. Get ready to place your bets! This Pacific division matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Flames are favored to win at home vs. the Kraken.

SEATTLE KRAKEN VS CALGARY FLAMES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Calgary Flames -1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome at 9:30 ET on Wednesday, December 27th.

WHY BET THE CALGARY FLAMES:

  • Based on our analysis, we foresee the Flames winning the game with a predicted score of 4-2.
  • Take the Flames on the moneyline
  • The Flames should also cover at -1.5

Are the Kraken Ready for a Win at Calgary?

Currently, the Kraken hold an overall record of 12-14-9 for the season. On the road, Seattle has a 6-6-6 record, while they are 6-8-3 at their home venue. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 12th in the Western conference.

In terms of the puck line, Seattle posted a 19-16 record. On the road they are 11-7 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is 8-9. Games involving Seattle have an average of 5.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Kraken come in with a record of 16-16-3.

The Kraken are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

On offense, the Kraken are averaging 2.7 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. In terms of the Kraken’s offense during power plays, they are 16th in power play goals and 21st in shorthanded goals.

Seattle will be looking for a good game from Jared McCann who leads the team in scoring with 14 goals, ranking 38th in the NHL. McCann also comes into the game with 7 assists.

Defensively, the Flames are currently 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 24th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Joey Daccord comes into the game having made 18 starts this season. So far, his record is 7-5 and he has a save percentage of 0.8367346938775511%.

Will the Flames Defense Show Up at Home?

Facing the Kraken, the Flames have a record of 14-15-5 so far. At home, their record is 8-6-1 and 6-9-4 on the road. They are currently positioned 4th in the Western Pacific division and 11th in the Western conference.

When it came to the puck line, Calgary have posted a 17-17 record. Their road performance against the puck line stands at 8-11, while they are 9-6 at home. The average goal total for Calgary’s games is sitting at 6.4. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Flames come in with an over/under record of 19-14-1.

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.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Flames are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 18th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. This year, the Flames have recorded a 7-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 6-7 record.

Calgary’s current leading scorer is Blake Coleman. This season, he has 12 goals, which puts him 62nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Coleman has 12 assists this season.

Defensively, the Flames are currently 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 24th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Jacob Markstrom has started 19 games this season. His current record stands at 8-9, and his save percentage is 0.7755102040816326%.