Calgary Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche – NHL – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

Thursday’s NHL matchup between the Calgary Flames (0-0-0) and the Colorado Avalanche (1-0-0) at Scotiabank Saddledome sees the Flames as home favorites (-136 moneyline odds to win) against the Avalanche (+115). The game begins at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN+, SN1, and ALT.

Flames vs. Avalanche Predictions

Flames vs. Avalanche Betting Odds

Flames vs Avalanche Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Total
Flames -136 6.5

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Flames vs. Avalanche Betting Trends

  • In the 77 games the Flames were the moneyline favorite a season ago they posted a 47-30 win-loss record.
  • Calgary registered a 41-24 win-loss record last season when playing with moneyline odds of -136 or shorter (63.1% win percentage).
  • The implied moneyline probability in this game says the Flames have a 57.6% chance to win.
  • The Flames’ 291 goals scored last season (3.6 per game) ranked sixth in the league.
  • Defensively, the Flames were one of the stingiest squads in league play, allowing 206 total goals (2.5 per game) to rank third.
  • Last season the Avalanche had three wins in the eight games in which they were an underdog.
  • Colorado played with moneyline odds of +115 or longer two times last season, and split 1-1.
  • The moneyline implies a 46.5% chance of victory for the Avalanche.
  • The Avalanche’s 308 goals last season (3.8 per game) ranked them fourth in the league.
  • The Avalanche had one of the top defenses in the league, giving up 232 total goals (2.8 per game), ninth in the NHL.

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Flames vs. Avalanche Over/Under Trends

  • Last season, Calgary and its opponent combined to outscore Thursday’s over/under of 6.5 goals 38 times.
  • There were 53 Colorado games with more than 6.5 goals last season.
  • These two teams combined for 7.3 goals per game last season, 0.81 more than the total for this contest.
  • These two teams allowed a combined 5.3 goals per game, 1.2 less than this game’s over/under.

Flames Team Leaders 2021-22

  • Jonathan Huberdeau was one of Calgary’s leading contributors last season (115 total points), having collected 30 goals and 85 assists.
  • Nazem Kadri was another leading option for Calgary with 87 points (1.2 per game), scoring 28 goals and adding 59 assists.
  • Elias Lindholm scored 42 goals and added 40 assists in 82 games for Calgary.
  • Jacob Markstrom had a record of 37-15-9. He conceded 137 goals (2.2 goals against average) and racked up 1617 saves with a .922 save percentage (third-best in the league).

Avalanche Team Leaders 2021-22

  • Mikko Rantanen’s 92 points last season made him a pivotal offensive option for Colorado. He recorded 36 goals and 56 assists in 75 games.
  • Nathan MacKinnon racked up 88 points last season, with 32 goals and 56 assists.
  • Cale Makar was a crucial player on offense for Colorado with 28 goals and 58 assists.
  • Alexandar Georgiev had a 15-10-2 record last season, with an .898 save percentage (37th in the league). He conceded 85 goals (2.9 goals against average).

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