Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canadiens vs Flames NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(12-7-7) Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames (12-12-3)
Date: Saturday, March 13th 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -110 / -110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Montreal Canadiens just could not get things going offensively Thursday night in the first half of this back to back series, as the Canadiens fell 2-1 and now will look for revenge this Saturday night at the Saddledome.
The Calgary Flames now sit at 5th in the North Division and although they have not being crushing it, I do believe they are better than their record and they did show that to a certain degree last time out against Montreal. The Flames are not very likely to make the postseason, but if they want to make a run it needs to happen soon making this matchup against the Canadiens extra important.
The Montreal Canadiens only managed 18 shots on goal which is just not going to cut it and if they come out sluggish like they did in that lat game they are probably going to see the same result. I do, however, expect this team to show up with some renewed hunger, as they need to pick up some wins down the stretch to cement their playoff position and with the Flames being the main team chasing them, they should be ready to play here.
Jake Allen is slated to get the start here, and he played extremely well in his last game, as he got the start against the Flames in the first game and he only allowed two goals with both of them not really being his fault.
He enters this game with extremely strong statistics as he currently has a 2.28 GAA and a .922% save percentage and there is no reason to believe he cannot stand tall once again for this Canadiens side.
That last win was not flashy for the Flames, but it was necessary, as this team attempts to climb back into the playoff hunt and I do like their chances of going on a run here, as I do not mind their team on paper.
The Flames have a decent amount of guys who can score the goals, but the offensive production in their last game came from an unlikely place as Josh Leivo was the hero scoring two goals which was surprising considering he now only has 3 goals on the season.
One of the reasons I do like this Flames team going forward is the play of Jakob Markstrom who I think is much better than his stats would suggest at the moment. Markstrom has a .909% save percentage and a 2.77 goals against average and I think those numbers will look much better come the end of the season, as I was mightily impressed with what I have seen from him as of late.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Under is 3-0-1 in Canadiens last 4 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Under is 3-1-1 in Canadiens last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Under is 6-2-1 in Canadiens last 9 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Under is 24-9-1 in Canadiens last 34 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Under is 29-13-2 in Canadiens last 44 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Under is 4-1-2 in Flames last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
Free Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames NHL Prediction:
I see this game going very similarly to the last one in terms of the total, as I like both of these goalies quite a bit and although both of these teams have some decent offensive guys I do not think we are going to have a ton of goals here. The number here I was expecting to be at 5 as well, so I think we have a bit of line value here as the current line sits at 5.5.
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