Flames vs Golden Knights NHL Betting Odds & Game Analysis

Flames vs Golden Knights NHL Betting Odds & Game Analysis

Written by on March 6, 2019

The streaking Vegas Golden Knights will look to extend their winning ways when they host the Calgary Flames in a mid-week matchup of top Western Conference title contenders when they square off on Wednesday, live from, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Now, let’s find out where the best NHL betting value lies in this intriguing contest.

Flames vs Golden Knights NHL Betting Odds & Game Analysis

Why Bet On Calgary?

The best reason to bet on Calgary is the fact that the Flames are the far more explosive offensive team in this affair and almost as good as the Knights statistically on defense. The Flames will also be highly motivated after dropping two straight, following their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Flames are coming off a humbling 6-2 home loss against Toronto on Monday after falling to Minnesota 4-2 two days prior. The pair of losses were Calgary’s first back-to-back home losses in regulation since mid-November.

“It’s the first time it has happened in a while. We’re fine,” forward Matthew Tkachuk said. “We’ve done a great job this year. Let’s just get back to work. We’re good.”

The Flames average a stellar 3.5 goals per game to rank fourth in scoring while limiting the opposition to just 2.8 goals per game to rank 11th in goals allowed.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.55
  • Shots: 32.26
  • PP/PK Percentage: 22.17
Defense
  • Goals: 2.91
  • Shots: 28.73
  • PP/PK Percentage: 20.98

Why Bet On Vegas?

Are the Golden Knights a secure bet in tonight's game?

The best reasons to back Vegas are the facts that the Golden Knights have won four straight and have the look of a team that is ready to get really serious as the regular season steamrolls to a fast and furious finish.

Vegas is coming off back-to-back 3-0 shutout wins over Anaheim last Friday and Vancouver on Sunday. The Golden Knights have caught fire since acquiring veteran Mark Stone via trade.

“Maybe getting Stoner kind of energized our group,” forward Ryan Carpenter said. “We believe in this room that we can make a strong push here at the end of the season.”

The Knights got a fantastic performance from all-star goalie Marc Andre-Fleury, who has stopped all 53 shots he faced against the Ducks and Canucks. Fleury also leads the league with 32 victories and needs one more to tie Jacques Plante (437) for eighth place on the all-time list. Vegas averages 3.0 goals per game (15th) while limiting the opposition to just 2.8 goals per contest defensively (7th).

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.00
  • Shots: 34.46
  • PP/PK Percentage: 17.95
Defense
  • Goals: 2.79
  • Shots: 28.96
  • PP/PK Percentage: 18.23

Flames vs Golden Knights NHL Betting Trends

  • Calgary is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Calgary is 7-2 SU in the last 9 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Calgary’s last 6 games
  • Vegas is 6-15 ATS in the last 21 games
  • Vegas is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Vegas’s last 7 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Flames vs Golden Knights

While Calgary has gone 4-0 in their last 4 road games, the Flames are also just 2-10 in their last dozen games following a loss of three goals or more and 1-5 in their last six games following a home loss of three goals or more. On the flip side of the coin, Vegas has gone 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite and 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest. With the home team in this rivalry going 5-0 in the last five meetings and the favorite going 4-1 over the same span, I like the Golden Knights to win and cash in!

NHL Betting Pick: Vegas 4 Calgary 2

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