Filip Forsberg, Roman Josi, and the Nashville Predators will do battle against Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk, and the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome for a Western Conference tilt. The match will get started at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 6 and it can be viewed live on Sportsnet ONE.
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames Odds
The Flames (-115) are the favorite over the Predators (-105) and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under). Odds Courtesy of DraftKings NJ’s #1 Online Sportsbook.
Calgary is 27-27 straight up (SU) and has recorded -7.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Pacific Division in this young season, is a regression from the 50-32 record that the team posted during last year’s regular season campaign. Out of its 54 regular season matches, 27 of them have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just three have pushed. Thus far, the team is 13-13 SU at home.
The Flames have converted on 20.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 12th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.7 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 28.2 saves per game with a .909 save percentage, David Rittich (20-19-5) has been the top goalkeeper for Calgary this year. If Calgary chooses to give him the night off, however, it may go with Cam Talbot (7-11-11 record, .919 save percentage, 2.70 goals against average).
Nashville has lost 13.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far and is currently 25-27 straight up (SU). 31 of its outings have gone over the total, while 20 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. As the road team , the Predators are 14-12 SU.
The Predators have converted on just 16.6 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s ranked 26th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 26th overall and it’s successfully killed off 74.7 percent of all opponent power plays.
Pekka Rinne (.898 save percentage and 3.01 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Nashville. Rinne is averaging 24.7 saves per game and owns a 17-15-3 record.
Nashville Predators vs. Calgary Flames Free Picks
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Flames, O/U – Under
The Flames are 6-1 in games that go to shootout. The Predators are 2-3 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the game went over the total in four of their past five matchups.
Nashville has attempted 33.4 shots per game overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 30.8 in its last five road outings.
Over Nashville’s last ten games, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-4 in those games).
Nashville skaters registered 18.7 hits per game last season, while the Flames logged 16.3 hits per contest.