Planning on watching today’s Golden Knights and Flames game? Catch the action at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB, as the Flames hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. In this division matchup, the Golden Knights are favored by -1.5 against the Flames. The over/under for the game is 6.5 goals.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS CALGARY FLAMES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Calgary Flames +1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome at 9:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.

WHY BET THE CALGARY FLAMES:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Flames to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Flames on the moneyline (+120)
  • The Flames are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Is a Win at Calgary Possible for the Golden Knights?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Vegas Golden Knights are in 8th place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 35-23-7. In their last ten games, they have gone just 3-7, and they have dropped three of their last five games.

On the road this season, Vegas has gone 15-13-5, and they have been favored in 41 of their 65 games. As the favorites, they have gone 22-15-4, including winning each of their last two games when favored.

On the road this season, Vegas has a puck line record of 16-17, and their average scoring margin is -.2 goals per game. So far, the Knights have gone 32-33 on the puck line, including 21 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten road games, Vegas has a puck line record of 5-5, and their puck line losing streak away from home is at three games. This season, the Golden Knights have gone 14-27 vs. the puck line when favored.

This season, Vegas’ games are averaging 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Golden Knights currently have an over/under record of 33-32-0.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Vegas has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

On offense, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. So far this year, the Golden Knights are 17-14 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 17-9 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Vegas’ leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far this season, he has 37 goals, placing him 7th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchessault has 21 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Flames head into the game ranked 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30 shots per game against Calgary. So far, they are 25th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Goalie Adin Hill gets the start and has made 29 starts this season. His record at this point is 17-8, and his save percentage is 0.688%.

Can Calgary Grab a Win at Home?

Calgary enters the game with a record of 31-29-5, which has them in 12th place in the Western Conference and 6th in the Pacific Division. They have lost three straight games and are 0-3 in their last three games and 1-4 in their last five games. At home this season, the Flames are 16-15-1 and have lost two straight games.

As the underdog, Calgary has a record of 17-16-3 this season and has lost three straight games when not favored. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Flames have a record of 18-18 this season.

Calgary enters this game with a puck line record of 32-33 and an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game. So far, the Flames have had 20 wins by multiple goals and have dropped 21 games by more than one goal.

As the underdog, Calgary has gone 24-12 against the puck line, including a puck line mark of 14-18 at home. In their last ten games at home, the Flames have a puck line record of just 3-7.

Games involving Calgary have an average of 6.4 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.1. In terms of their over/under performance, the Flames come in with a record of 38-25-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Golden Knights have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Flames are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 16th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. Coming into the game, the Flames have a 16-15 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 14-14.

Calgary’s leading scorer is Yegor Sharangovich. So far, he has 27 goals which is 28th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Sharangovich has 20 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Flames head into the game ranked 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30 shots per game against Calgary. So far, they are 25th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Goalie Dustin Wolf comes into the game having made five starts this season. So far, his record is 1-3 and he has a save percentage of 0.339%.