NHL Betting Odds & Game Preview: Flames vs. Golden Knights

NHL Betting Odds & Game Preview: Flames vs. Golden Knights

Written by on February 21, 2018

The Calgary Flames will look to pull off the huge upset at the NHL Betting Odds against the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night when the two Stanley Cup hopefuls meet in Sin City in what looks like an intriguing contest just waiting to happen. If you’re looking to find out where the value in this mid-week NHL betting matchup lies, then let’s find out right now!

Calgary at Vegas NHL Betting Odds & Game Preview

  • When: Wednesday, February 21, 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena
  • Radio: 960 AM (Calgary) / 1230 AM (Vegas)
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • NHL Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (Over/Under at 6 goals)

Team Records

  • All: Calgary Flames 30-21-9 / Vegas Golden Knights 39-16-4
  • Home: Calgary Flames 13-14-4 / Vegas Golden Knights 22-5-2
  • Away: Calgary Flames 17-7-5 / Vegas Golden Knights 17-11-2
  • ATS: Calgary Flames 26-34 / Vegas Golden Knights 42-17
  • Over/Under: Calgary Flames 28-31-1 / Vegas Golden Knights 33-24-2

Updated Stanley Cup Betting Odds – February 20th Edition

Last Matchup

  • Score: Calgary Flames 2.00 / Vegas Golden Knights 4.00
  • Shots: Calgary Flames 33.00 / Vegas Golden Knights 35.00
  • Power Play Goals: Calgary Flames 0 / Vegas Golden Knights 1
  • Number of Power Plays: Calgary Flames 3 / Vegas Golden Knights 2
  • Power Play Percentage: Calgary Flames 0.00 / Vegas Golden Knights 50.00
  • Penalty Kill Percentage: Calgary Flames 50.00 / Vegas Golden Knights 100.00

Why Consider Betting on Calgary?

Why should you consider betting on the Flames in this Wednesday night matchup? Because Calgary is a little bit desperate, plus they’ve scored three goals or more in each of their last five wins while going 5-5 over their last 10. The Flames have lost two straight coming into this contest including a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to Boston on Monday.After defenseman TJ Brodie turned the puck over deep in the Flames end Boston’s Brad Marchand got free on a breakaway and ended it by slipping the puck through the pads of rookie goaltender David Rittich.“Tonight was on me,” the Calgary Brodie said. “Yes, I tried to pass to Johnny (Gaudreau). I could have passed it to (Sean Monahan) I could have shot it. It’s one of those things that looking back now, I definitely could have done something different.”The good news is that Calgary has also won four straight and nine of their last 12 on the road. The bad news is that Calgary has been awful on Wednesday nights, going a nearly winless 1-5 in their last six Wednesday games.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 2.82
  • Shots: 32.75
  • PP/PK Percentage: 18.14
Defense
  • Goals: 2.92
  • Shots: 32.12
  • PP/PK Percentage: 20.79

Why Consider Betting On Vegas?

Why consider betting on Vegas in this affair? Because the Knights have been absolutely phenomenal on their home-ice this season and will be very focused following their last contest. The Knights have gone 22-5-2 at home this season, but they’re coming off a sluggish 2-0 home loss against Anaheim on Monday despite out-shooting the Ducks 33-20. Vegas was without forwards Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and James Neal.The Golden Knights come in as the NHL Betting favorites against the Flames.“He’s a big part of our line, for sure. We know what we want to do out there,” forward David Perron said of Neal. “We do a lot of little plays, like possession plays, and it’s tough for Tuchy to come in and kind of get in that. Maybe he has a different mentality. He hasn’t really played that way this year — he’s more of a speed guy. I felt we got better throughout the game. We had some chances.”Vegas had won its three previous games, all at home and will now look to get back in the win column at home.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.42
  • Shots: 32.92
  • PP/PK Percentage: 21.62
Defense
  • Goals: 2.71
  • Shots: 30.14
  • PP/PK Percentage: 18.67

Latest NHL Betting Trends

  • Flames are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games
  • Flames are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary’s last 6 games
  • Golden Knights are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games
  • Golden Knights are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Vegas’s last 9 games

Expert Final Analysis & Score Prediction

The Flames have gone an impressive 8-3 in their last 11 road games, but they’re not getting the win in Vegas in this contest. No, the Knights will want to distance themselves from their Monday night loss and get back to being the most dominant home team in hockey this season. Calgary isn’t really playing very well right now, having lost three of their last four games and four of six overall.James Neal should be back on Vegas’ second line tonight, but even if he isn’t, Monday’s loss will wake up the Knights and force them to focus. I wouldn’t think twice about it, Vegas will win this one by two goals!Score: Calgary Flames 2 – Vegas Golden Knights 4
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