Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Hurricanes vs Flames Odds
Looking for Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames free hockey plays? NHL betting sees the Hurricanes taking on the Flames on Thursday October 20th at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Alberta, Canada Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
(0-1-2) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames (1-2-1)
Date: Friday, October 20th
Time: 9 PM (EST)
Scotiabank Saddledome, Alberta, Canada.
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Hurricanes +130 / Flames -150
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Hurricanes +1.5 -260 / Flames -1.5 +220
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Live NHL Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
To say the Hurricanes have had a tough start to the season would be an understatement. They have lost their first 3 games, their first 2 they lost in OT, and in their 3rd they lost by 1 goal.
In their 3 games Carolina has given up a total of 12 goals.
The Flames had also lost their first game of the season, but they are in the W column now after a 4-3 OT win over Buffalo in their last game.
Calgary has won their last 7 home games facing Carolina.
Carolina ranks 16th in the league in goals per game and 23rd in goals given up per game. In Carolina’s last game they were down and almost came back with 2 goals, but still ended up with the loss.
The offense for the Canes has not been the problem scoring 9 goals in their 3 losses, but the defense has.
Lee Stempniak has gotten off to a solid start with 3 goals already and he and Victor Rask, who is the only other player on the squad with more than 1 goal, have combined for 9 points.
Veteran GK Cam Ward has not gotten off to a good start this season giving up 8 goals on 54 shots and he took the loss in the Canes last game.
He or backup Eddie Lack will get the start in this game and neither has been impressive yet.
The Canes have had no success in Calgary over the last few years and overall they have lost 5 of their last 7 games facing them.
Carolina is 0-1-2 on the road this season and they have yet to play at home.
The Flames rank 16th in the league in goals per game and 23rd in goals allowed per game.
Calgary had given up 12 goals in their first 2 games, in 2 losses to the Edmonton Oilers, but they have only given up 5 in their last 2.
Michael Frolik leads Calgary with 3 goals and Troy Brouwer and Sean Monahan have chimed in for 2 apiece.
#1 GK Brian Elliot is 0-2 this season with a GAA of 5.07, but backup Chad Johnson has started in between the pipes in the last 2 games and has a GAA of 1.88.
Elliot may get the start tonight, but the Flames may go with the hotter keeper and go with Johnson.
This season Calgary is 1-1-0 at home with their lone win of the season coming on their home ice.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- CAR is 28-57 in their last 85 road games.
- CAR is 0-5 in their last 5 overall.
- CAR is has an Over record of 4-12 in their last 5 games.
- CAL is 2-8 in their last 10 games following a win.
- CAL has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
Free Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames NHL Hockey Prediction
The Canes are really struggling on the defensive side of the ice and that is not good facing a Calgary team that scored 4 goals in their last game.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Calgary / OVER.
Carolina simply does not have a good defense and even though I think Elliot will go for the Flames it will be the Calgary offense that is the difference in this game and they will win their 2nd in a row.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Calgary 4, Carolina 2
If you’re looking for more picks like this Carolina Hurricanes vs. Calgary Flames matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NHL predictions on the blog during the entire 2016 NHL season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NHL Hockey picks!
CappersPicks.com has Stanley Cup odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find NHL lines up for early games as well.