Two squads currently on losing skids, the Calgary Flames and the Vegas Golden Knights clash at T-Mobile Arena. Sportsnet will showcase this divisional matchup, and the puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 17.
Calgary Flames at Vegas Golden Knights Odds
Calgary is 10-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.8 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 12 of its outings have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and just one has pushed. As the away team this season, the Flames are 4-8 SU.
Calgary has converted on 17.8 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, it has the fifth-strongest penalty kill in the league, and it has successfully killed off 86.3 percent of its penalties.
Calgary, as a collective unit, has been whistled for penalties 4.4 times per game during the 2019-20 season, 4.6 per game over its past five matchups total, and 3.8 per game over its last five on the road. The team’s been forced to kill penalties just 8.4 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 28.8 saves per game with a .914 save percentage, David Rittich (9-8-3) has been the primary option in goal for Calgary this season. Rittich played yesterday, however, so the team may decide to rest him and turn to Cam Talbot instead (1-5 record, .907 save percentage, 2.69 goals against average).
The visiting Flames have relied on Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau heavily this season. Tkachuk has 20 points via 10 goals and 10 assists, and has recorded multiple points in four different games. Gaudreau has five goals and 13 assists to his credit (and has logged a point in 13 games).
On the other bench, Vegas is 9-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. 11 of its games have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and none have pushed. It’s 4-6 SU at home this year.
Vegas has converted on 21.1 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 86.8 percent of all penalties.
Vegas skaters have been penalized 4.1 times per game this season, and 3.0 per game over their last five home outings. The team has been forced to kill penalties just 7.5 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Marc-Andre Fleury has stopped 27.3 shots per game as the top selection in the crease for Vegas. Fleury has nine wins, seven losses, and one OT loss and has registered a pedestrian 2.68 goals against average and a .914 save percentage this season.
The home team offense will be led by William Karlsson (six goals, 14 assists).
Calgary Flames vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions
NHL Pick: SU Winner – Golden Knights
For both of these clubs, the under has hit in three of their last five outings.
Calgary has managed 29.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vegas is averaging 35.6 shots per game over its last five at home.
The Golden Knights are 6-5 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Flames are 5-5 SU in games where they serve more minutes than their opponent.
Vegas is 2-0 in games decided by a shootout this season while Calgary is 2-0 in shootouts.
Vegas is ranked 2nd in the league this season with 10.2 takeaways per game. That figure’s trended lower lately, however, as the team has created 9.3 takeaways over its last 10 games and 8.2 takeaways over its last five.
Calgary has averaged 2.7 goals per game as a team this season, but has been averaging 1.0 goal per match up over its three-game losing skid.
Calgary skaters have averaged 6.8 takeaways per game over its last five road games, a drop-off from its season average of 8.4 takeaways per game (ranked 10th).