Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Calgary vs. Hurricanes NHL Odds
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(17-8-6) Calgary Flames vs. Carolina Hurricanes (23-7-1)
Date: Friday, January 07
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: PNC Arena, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Calgary OFF Hurricanes OFF (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Calgary OFF Hurricanes OFF
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The Calgary Flames come into this road contest with an overall record of 17-8-6. Through 31 games the Flames are 3rd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 100 times, good for a rank of 16th among NHL teams.
Heading into the game, Calgary is the 2nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.35 goals per game.
So far, the Flames have a strength of schedule rating of 25th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 5th ranked team in the NHL.
Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In his team’s 31 games, he has come up with 14 goals and 23 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 13.3%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +22
The team’s top overall goal scorer is Andrew Mangiapane. Of his 18 goals, 33.0% have come during power play time.
Calgary’s top goalie is Jacob Markstrom who is giving up an average of 2.15 goals per game. In his 24 games played, he has turned in 13 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
The Carolina Hurricanes get set to host the Calgary Flames with an overall record of 23-7-1. This mark places them 3rd in the Metropolitan division.
Through 31 games, the Hurricanes have scored 106 goals, giving them an average of 3.42. This output gives them a rank of 11th among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 1st ranked unit, giving up 2.13 goals per contest.
So far, they have played the 32nd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 1st in the NHL.
Through 28 games, the Carolina Hurricanes’ goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho with 34 points. He has reached his mark of 15 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.7%.
So far, 40.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Teuvo Teravainen who has 16 assists to go along with his 9 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0
Carolina’s top goalie is Frederik Andersen who is giving up an average 1.91 goals per game. In his 22 games played, he has turned in 13 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Flames are 6-2 in their last 8 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
- Flames are 7-3 in their last 10 road games.
- Hurricanes are 7-0 in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Free Calgary Flames vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Prediction
In Calgary’s 31 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 15-14. So far, the Flames have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 12 of their 19 road games. On the season, the Calgary Flames have a per-game scoring differential of 0.87
Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an average margin of 1.2 goals. As the Calgary Flames get set to take on the Hurricanes they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 2-3.
During this stretch, they have scored 16 goals, accounting for 48.0% of the scoring in these contests. If the Flames hope to break out of their slump, they need to pick up their offensive play. During this stretch, they hav outscored their average of 2.35 goals, just 2 times.
In Carolina’s 31 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 23-8. So far, the Hurricanes have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 10 of their 13 games at PNC Arena.
On the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have a per-game scoring differential of 1.29. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an average margin of 0.89 goals. Heading into their game with the Carolina Hurricanes, the Hurricanes have a 4-1 record over their past five contests.
In these games, they have scored 22 goals, accounting for 69.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.42 goals per game 4 times.
Look for Carolina to take care of business at home and cover the spread.
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