Avalanche vs Flames NHL Spread & Game Preview

Avalanche vs Flames NHL Spread & Game Preview

Written by on January 8, 2019

Colorado heads to Calgary only a day after battling the Winnipeg Jets. The Avalanche are determined to turn around their recent form. Turning around that form starts by beating the Flames. Will the Avalanche pull off the upset? Or, will Calgary protect their home ice as the big favorite?

Avalanche vs Flames NHL Spread & Game Preview

  • When: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 9:30 pm ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB, CA
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Radio: Colorado / Calgary
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Calgary -179
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 6.5

Why Colorado Avalanche are a good bet +150?

Colorado’s had a rough go of it lately, but they could be on the cusp of a victory. The Avalanche played Winnipeg tough on Tuesday night. The Winnipeg game came off a stunning 6-1 beat down of the New York Rangers.

Not only that, but overall Colorado performs better on the road than at home. They’re a very good 11-8-2 on the road. They’ll give the Flames all they can handle on Wednesday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.4
  • Shots For: 32
  • Power Plays: 26.8%
  • Face-Offs: 48.2%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.0
  • Shots Against: 31.9
  • Penalty Kills: 77.2%
  • Shutouts: 1

Why Calgary Flames are a good bet -179?

Are the Flames a safe bet in the NHL odds?

If you asked anybody who would be at the top of the Pacific Division in January, nobody would have said the Calgary Flames. At 27-13-2, the Flames are a couple of games ahead of preseason favorite Vegas.

The last time Calgary faced the Avalanche they beat them 6-5. That match happened only 7 days before this one. Calgary should beat Colorado again on Jan. 8.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.6
  • Shots For: 32.5
  • Power Plays: 21%
  • Face-Offs: 52.3%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.8
  • Shots Against: 28.8
  • Penalty Kills: 78.1%
  • Shutouts: 3

NHL Betting Trends for Avalanche vs Flames

  • Colorado is 4-10 ATS in the last 14 games
  • Colorado is 1-7 SU in the last 8 games
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Colorado’s last 7 games on the road
  • Calgary is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Calgary is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Calgary’s last 5 games

Avalanche vs Flames Final NHL Betting Analysis

The Avalanche do appear to be turning their form around. They battled Winnipeg very tough in a 4-7 loss on Tuesday night. Winnipeg got a last minute goal to push the differential to 3. During the entire third period, Colorado stayed in the game.

But although the Avalanche may have turned their form around, they could be in for a rude awakening on Wednesday night. Calgary’s an entirely different team at home than they are on the road. The Flames are an awesome 12-4-2 on their ice this season.

Colorado won’t overcome the fact the Flames are close to unbeatable on their home ice. Flames take this.

NHL Betting Pick: Calgary Flames -179

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