Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Lightning vs Flames Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the Calgary Flames Tuesday January 5th at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Tampa Bay Lightning (19-16-1-3) vs. Calgary Flames (18-18-1-1)
Date: Tuesday January 5
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Calgary -115
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Calgary -1.5 +255
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Tampa Bay brings their drama filled season into Calgary on Tuesday night to do battle with the Flames.
The Lightning have had just about everything go wrong, but they still remain in the playoff hunt and sit 3 games over .500.
The Flames saw their home winning streak get snapped have now dropped 2 straight at home. They’ll look to find the mojo once again that sent them to an 11 game home winning streak.
The Lightning have endured just about every problem possible this season.
It’s been injury after injury for them, contract issues within star players, players (including their top prospect) demanding trades….you name it, they’ve likely endured it in some kind of way.
Still, this team continues to battle and comes in off a 3-2-1 home stand and will now look to get things going on the road, a place where they are 9-8-1-1 at.
Nikita Kucherov has been the go to guy lately as he now has the team lead in points at 30. Kucherov had three goals and nine assists during his eight-game point streak as he continues to tear apart the opposition.
Tampa Bay has won 5 of the last 6 in this head to head series and has also taken 2 straight in Calgary. They’ll look to sweep the season series with a win here on Tuesday.
Calgary has been just hanging around, thanks to their home play that saw them run off 11 straight wins.
However, times have turned on them a bit as they’ve now dropped 2 straight after suffering a 4-0 loss to Colorado on Saturday. Johnny Gaudreau, who was the Flames most consistent scorer and assist man, has been held scoreless over the past 3 games.
Mark Giordano has stepped up from the defensive spot as he’s tallied 4 goals and 5 assists over the past 7 contests.
Jiri Hudler, who played just 5 minutes in Saturday’s game is expected to be OUT on Tuesday. Hudler, who has tallied 5 goals and 15 assists, continues to battle a lower body injury.
G Karri Ramo will also be looking to get back on track as he’s surrendered 4 or more goals in 4 of the last 5 contests he’s started in.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Lightning are 6-1 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Lightning are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Lightning are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Pacific.
- Flames are 10-4 in their last 14 overall.
- Flames are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Flames have looked like the team that struggled in the beginning of the season over their last 2 games. It’s unfortunate for this team, but it seems like they are heading in the complete wrong direction right now after playing so well.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Tampa Bay ML
The Lightning are still right there. Look for them to come on the road and leave Calgary with a victory on Tuesday.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 4- Calgary 1
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