Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Flames vs Red Wings NHL Odds
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(24-12-2) Calgary Flames vs. Detroit Red Wings (15-19-2)
Date: Wednesday January 2nd
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Flames -140
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NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Calgary Flames are tied for the top spot in the Western Conference with Winnipeg and should be able to keep pace with a winnable game at the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. The Red Wings have dropped 5 in a row and have also lost 6 of their last 7 on their home ice.
Home or away Calgary has been very solid so far in the 2018/19 season. The Flames have gone 6-2 in their last 8 road contests and maybe an away game is what they need after dropping 3 of the last 4 in Calgary.
The Flames have been putting up some offensive numbers with 4+ goals scored in half of their last 8. That includes an 8-5 win over San Jose on New Year’s Eve and a 7-2 victory over St. Louis. Mike Smith is also back in net having won 6 of his last 7.
Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings are in a rut having dropped 5 in a row. Their offense has been held to 2 goals or less in 6 of the last 7 and Detroit is 26th in goals and 27th in the NHL in shots on goal. That’s not a good output vs. a steady Flames goaltender.
The Detroit defense has been bad this season too, ranking 26th in goals and 28th in shots on goal allowed. Calgary is a high scoring team that will give the Wings’ Jimmy Howard fits in net on Wednesday. Howard is 0-3-1 his last four.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Flames are 1-4 their last 5 on 1 days rest
- Flames are 6-2 their last 8 road games
- Red Wings are 1-6 their last 7 home games
- Flames are 5-2 the last 7 H2H games
Free Calgary Flames vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Prediction:
There’s not a ton of value in Calgary with the -172 moneyline especially after dropping 4 of 6. The Red Wings are just plain bad lately however. If the line was lower this contest could be perceived as a trap but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Calgary -172
Calgary Goaltender Mike Smith ends up being the difference maker in this one as the Flames offense also gets to Howard.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Calgary 3 – Detroit 1
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