Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canadiens vs. Flames NHL Odds
Looking for Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Canadiens taking on the Flames on Monday, April 26th, 2021 at ScotiaBank Saddledome. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Canadiens Flames matchup.
NHL Handicapping Analysis
(20-17-9) Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames (21-23-3)
Date: Monday, April 26th, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: ScotiaBank Saddledome
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: OFF
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: OFF
Right now, the Habs are still likely to sneak into the playoffs as the final Canadian team. However, they haven’t been doing themselves any favors
Montreal is just 3-7 in their last ten games and have lost two straight to the flames. They’ve been outscored 9-4 in the series, but still don’t have Carey Price due to a concussion.
While the Canadiens are having a perfectly fine season, they’ve been dominated by the Flames in this series. They’ve managed to win just two of six games against Calgary, getting outscored 23-13 in the process.
While the Canadiens are on the inside looking out, the Flames are just four points behind them, but on the outside looking in.
It’s imperative that the Flames continue to dominate this season series, because winning this game would considerably help their playoff campaign.
But, other than against the Habs, the Flames have been overwhelmingly mediocre this season. In fact, if you take away the games against Montreal, Calgary is just 15-21-3 with a goal differential of -20.
Free Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames NHL Prediction:
This is a difficult game to handicap because both teams are so overwhelmingly average.
Neither the Habs nor the Canadiens do anything special. Montreal does rank 10th in the NHL in away goals per game—at 3.04—but other than that, neither team ranks top 10 in any statistical category.
Additionally, these are two of the least profitable teams in the NHL. If you had bet $100 on every single Montreal and Calgary moneyline, you would be down almost $1,800.
However, there are two distinct factors that push me towards betting the Flames in this game.
First, this is a must-win game for Calgary. If they pick up this win, they’re now just one point back of Montreal for the final coveted playoff spot. And they’re at home!
Second, Montreal is a completely different team without Carey Price. I don’t think they have enough firepower in any other area of their game to compensate for his loss.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Flames ML
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