The Calgary Flames, spearheaded by Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk, are prepared to take the ice against Tomas Tatar, Max Domi, and the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre for an East-West showdown. The opening face-off is at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13, and you’ll be able to catch it live on The Sports Network.
Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens Odds
Montreal (-115) is currently favored over Calgary (-105), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -120 for the under and +100 for the over.
Calgary is 25-22 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.9 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 47 regular season outings, 24 of its games have gone under the total, while 20 have gone over and just three have pushed. As an away team in 2019-20, the Flames are 12-12 SU.
Calgary has converted on 19.4 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 eighth overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 82.9 percent of all penalties..
With a .911 save percentage and 28.4 saves per game, David Rittich (18-15-5) has been the primary option in goal for Calgary this year. If head coach Geoff Ward chooses to rest him, however, Calgary might roll with Cam Talbot (7-9), who has a .922 save percentage and 2.54 goals against average this year.
Montreal is 19-27 straight up (SU) and has lost 14.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 46 regular season matches, 22 of its games have gone over the total, while another 22 have gone under and just two have pushed. It’s 8-15 SU at home this season.
The Canadiens have converted on 21.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s good enough for 10th-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.9 percent of all opponent power plays.
Carey Price has stopped 27.2 shots per game as the primary option in the crease for the Canadiens. Price has 17 wins, 20 losses, and four overtime losses and has maintained a subpar .904 save percentage and 2.95 goals against average this year.
Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Canadiens, O/U – Under
The Canadiens are 2-1 in games that go to shootout. The Flames are 4-0 in shootouts.
The total has gone under in four of Montreal’s last five games.
Calgary has managed 29.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Montreal has been attempting 35.6 shots per game over its last five home outings.
The Canadiens this season have handed out the fourth-most hits per game in the NHL (27.7), but the club has averaged 30.8 over their last five games as the home team.