Wild vs Flames NHL Odds & Expert Betting Pick

Wild vs Flames NHL Odds & Expert Betting Pick

Written by on December 6, 2018

The Wild battle the Flames in a match that should draw plenty of interest. Minnesota’s in the thick of the deep Central Division while Calgary leads the Pacific Division. Both teams hope to continue the quest for a high-seeded playoff spot on Thursday, Dec. 6. Will Calgary continue to show why they’re the top team in the Pacific? Or, will Minnesota prove how deep the Central really is?

Wild vs Flames NHL Odds & Expert Betting Pick

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 6 at 9:00 pm ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB, CA
  • TV: FoxSports
  • Radio: Minnesota / Calgary
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Calgary -145
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 6
  • Puck Line Odds: Calgary -1 ½ +185

Why Minnesota Wild are a good bet +125?

The Wild might have gone 1-3 in their last 4, but they head into this one off a victory. Minnesota beat Vancouver 3-2 on Dec. 4. The match was at Vancouver.

Not only does Minnesota head into this matchup with momentum, but the Wild also beat Calgary the last time they faced them, way back on January 9. The Wild beat Calgary 3-2 in overtime. Minnesota’s got a nice shot to upset the Flames as slight dogs on Thursday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.2
  • Shots For: 31.6
  • Power Plays: 23.9%
  • Face-Offs: 52%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 29.8
  • Penalty Kills: 84.1%
  • Shutouts: 0

Why Calgary Flames are a good bet -145?

Are the Flames a safe NHL betting picks for Thursday night?

Calgary’s in great form. The Flames have gone an excellent 7-3 in their last 10. They’ve won 4-of-5 and 3 in a row. The lone loss was to Dallas 3-4 in overtime.

The Flames are a better team than anyone’s giving them credit for being. Calgary can continue to excel because they allow less than 3 goals per while averaging 3.6 per. The balance should be on display on Dec. 6 with the Flames pulling out a big win.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.6
  • Shots For: 33.5
  • Power Plays: 23.8%
  • Face-Offs: 51.8%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 27.9
  • Penalty Kills: 75.9%
  • Shutouts: 2

NHL Betting Trends for Wild vs Flames

  • Minnesota is 6-3 ATS in the last 9 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-2 SU in the last 6 games on the road
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games on the road
  • Calgary is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games at home
  • Calgary is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games at home
  • The total went OVER in 11 of Calgary’s last 14 games at home

Wild vs Flames Final NHL Betting Analysis

Minnesota heads to Calgary having owned Pacific Division teams. The Wild are 4-1 straight up in their last 5 versus Pacific Division foes. However, the other significant trend says Minnesota doesn’t fare too well on Thursday night.

One thing in the Wilds’ favor is how they’ve put together victories this season. Only twice this season has Minnesota not won at least 2 in a row. Twice they’ve put together at least 3 wins in a row and they’ve also won back-to-back matches a couple of times. The Wild should come out fired up in this. They’re worth a shot at decent odds.

NHL Free Pick: Minnesota Wild +125
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