Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames Betting Preview
The Nashville Predators will start a three-game Canada trip this evening with their first stop in Calgary to take on the Flames in this Western Conference matchup. The puck drop for this game is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. eastern from the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Nashville is on a three-game winning streak coming into tonight’s game. After a slow start, the Predators seem to be finding their stride and are finally winning games. The Flames are even hotter, winning their last six games. After an 0-2 start to the season, the Flames have not lost since.
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Betting Odds & Lines
BetUs has the Calgary Flames as their moneyline favorite at -145. They have the Predators moneyline at +125.
Winning Anyway Possible
The Predators have won by blowouts, they have won in shootouts, and they have won just a regulation game. The nice part about it is they have the confidence that they are always in the game. After a 1-4 start, it seemed like the Predators may have lost that over the offseason. The way they have played these last three games, however, it looks like they are back and ready to start rolling.
Roman Josi is leading the Predators in total points with nine. He has scored three goals and assisted on six others. After Josi, the Predators have three players who are tied at six points. Tanner Jeannot is leading the team in the goals department with four, which is one less than what he was able to produce last season.
It has been over 120 minutes of play since the Flames have given up a single goal. The Flames started this run when they blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the best offenses in the league, by a score of 0-4. They were then able to turn around do the same thing to the Philadelphia Flyers, a team that averages over 3.5 goals per game by a score of 0-4. The Flames look to make it three straight this evening against Nashville.
Johnny Gaudreau and Elia Lindholm are leading the Flames’ offense. Gaudreau has accumulated 11 points by way of two goals and nine assists. Lindholm has scored seven goals and assisted on three others. The Flames offense is awesome, currently averaging 3.63 goals per game with 35.38 shots per game.
Both teams in this matchup have main goaltenders and backups who get the occasional spot start. There is no splitting of starts between these two teams.
Juuse Saros is the main goaltender for the Predators. He has a 3-4 record and is giving up 2.45 goals per game. Saros has won his last two starts. After a 2020 season that saw Saros give up just 2.28 goals per game, the Predators are expecting big things from the young goaltender.
The Flames will send Jacob Markstrom to goaltend for them. He is on fire with back-to-back shutouts. He has a 4-1-1 record and is giving up just 1.33 goals per game. Markstrom is off to one of his best starts in his career and is looking to match or better his stats in 2020.
Both teams are playing really good hockey. Both goaltenders are on fire, stopping everything shot at them. The only advantage in this game is going to be home ice.
Neither team has any real injuries to report, so each team will see their best. Take the home team in this one and hope they keep the streak alive.
When making your NHL picks, take the Calgary Flames Moneyline.