The Calgary Flames (41-18-7) meet the Vegas Golden Knights (39-23-4) at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday evening.
These two teams went head-to-head in the reverse fixture on Wednesday evening, after which the Flames were on the road at the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday evening. Previous to that, the Flames last result was a 6-2 loss on home-ice to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday evening. After registering seven straight wins, that loss to the Maple Leafs was a second straight defeat.
The Flames are currently averaging 3.55 Goals per Game, leaving them 4th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.85 Goals per Game (tied 10th overall). In terms of goals and assists, Johnny Gaudreau leads the way for the Flames, with 30 and 54 respectively.
Following the Wednesday meeting with the Flames, the Golden Knights faced a road trip to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday evening before this game. Their last result previous to those games was a 3-0 win on home-ice against the Canucks on Sunday afternoon.
At present the Golden Knights are averaging 2.96 Goals per Game (tied 17th overall), while they are allowing 2.76 Goals per Game (7th overall). Alex Pacioretty has 21 goals for the Golden Knights this season, while Alex Tuch has recorded 27 assists.
Although the last couple of results have been disappointing for the Flames, our bet predictions for this game have to favour them. With home-ice advantage and their generally impressive form and ability to score goals with relative ease, they have to be the tips on the Money Line betting odds to take both points here.
Pick: Money Line – Calgary Flames