Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Red Wings vs Flames Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Detroit Red Wings taking on the Calgary Flames Friday October 23rd at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Detroit Red Wings (3-3-0-0) vs. Calgary Flames (1-5-0-0)
Date: Friday October 23rd
Time:9:00 PM EST
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Calgary -108
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Calgary -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Red Wings will look to put an end to their 3 game losing streak when they get set to take on the Calgary Flames Friday night.
Detroit fell in Edmonton last time out 3-1 as they once against struggled to find any offense.
Calgary continues to struggle as well as they were set back 6-2 against Washington.
The Red Wings started the season hot and raced out of the gate to a 3-0 record. They had their offense clicking on all cylinders and their defense was standing extremely tall in front of the net.
Then, things began to take a turn for the worst. The Red Wings have since dropped 3-0 and are now looking for answers offensively as they continue to struggle to find the back of the net.
In the midst of a 4 game road trip, the Red Wings have dropped the first 2 games and have scored just one goal in the process. Tomas Tatar is responsible for lone goal as he went to the backhand halfway through the 3rd period in the Wings 3-1 loss to Edmonton.
Tatar will be looking for his first career goal against the Flames as he’s been held scoreless in 6 career meetings.
The Wings struggles offensively have even carried over to their power play chances.
Detroit failed to convert on 6 power play chances against the Oilers and missed on 7 other chances combined in the previous 2 games.
With Detroit’s recent struggles, they now find themselves scoring just 2.67 goals per game.
While Detroit has struggled just recently, the Flames struggles have came from the start of the season.
Calgary has won just 1 of their first 6 games and it’s evident they have not carried any momentum over from last years 2nd round appearance in the playoffs.
The Flames first problem comes from the goals for/against categories. The Flames have averaged just 2.00 goals per game and are allowing 4.17.
G Kari Ramo allowed 4 goals in the Flames 6-2 loss last time out to Washington and was sent down to the minors 2 days following the loss. With Ramo being sent down, the Flames main tender will now be Jonas Hiller.
Hiller is 1-2 on the season and has a GAA of 3.71 and a SV% of .867.
RW Jiri Hudler, who typically leads this offensive charge, has been held without a point over his last 3 games. He did find the net twice in the last meeting between these two teams back on March 6th of last season.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Red Wings are 5-2 in their last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Red Wings are 36-15 in their last 51 Friday games.
- Flames are 16-5 in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Flames are 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss of 3 or more goals
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Red Wings are in a solid spot here to end their skid. Calgary is a mess right now, especially in net. Detroit is 7-3 in their last 10 meetings in Calgary and should be able to find their offensive groove tonight.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Detroit ML
The Red Wings get some solid contributions up front and put an end to their 3 game losing streak tonight.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Detroit 4 – Calgary 2
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