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(20-14-8) Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames (26-13-4)
Date: Wednesday, January 9th
Time: 9:30 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: OFF
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Flames -173
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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Wednesday, January 9th brings you exciting NHL action as the Colorado Avalanche travel north to take on the Calgary Flames live from the Scotiabank Saddledome. Colorado is in action Tuesday night against Winnipeg, and Calgary played Chicago Monday night. Neither score was available at the time of this article.
Prior to Tuesday nights game, the Avalanche had won only one of their last five games, and with this game against Calgary coming on a back to back, the money has to lie against the Avs in this one. They do play well on the road, sitting right at .500 on the year, but back to backs are tough in this league.
Colorado’s leading scorer is Mikko Rantanen with 19 goals and 46 assists. Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog share the goal scoring lead with 25 apiece. Projected starting goalie Philipp Grubauer has a 9-4-3 record with a 3.13 GAA and a .902 save percentage. Colorado has averaged 3 goals per game over their last five.
Calgary have won three out of their last five games, not including Monday nights matchup with Chicago. The Flames currently own a 12-4-4 home record, so a win here against a team coming in on the second game of a back to back is a high probability on home ice, especially against a team that has been struggling like Colorado has been of late.
The Flames leading scorer on the year is Johnny Gaudreau who has 24 goals and 38 assists. Second leading goal scorer is Sean Monahan with 22. Projected starting goalie David Rittich comes in with a 14-4-3 record, a 2.37 GAA and a .921 save percentage. Calgary has averaged 4.4 goals per game over their last five while giving up an average of 3.8 goals per game.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Avalanche are 13-9 ATS on the road this year
- Avalanche are 14-8 O/U on the road this year
- Avalanche are 6-9 as the DOG this year
- Flames are 11-9 ATS at home this year
- Flames are 14-5-1 O/U at home this year
- Flames are 20-7-4 as the FAV this year
Free Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames NHL Prediction:
The Flames have been the better of these two teams of late, and can really turn on the heat when needed, scoring more than four goals three times in their last five games while the Avalanche have only scored that many goals twice over their last five games.
With Colorado playing on the second leg of a back to back, you have to take Calgary to win this game at home, a place where they just don’t lose that often anyway.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Flames -1.5
NHL Free Score Prediction: Calgary 6 – Colorado 3
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