Calgary Flames vs. Avalanche Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Charlie Grant | Updated Oct 12, 2018

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Free-agent signee James Neal scored his first goal as a member of the Flames to open the scoring against the Blues on Thursday.

Calgary
50-25-3-4
AT
October 13, 2018, 10:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center
Colorado
38-30-12-2
Puckline +1.5 -230
Moneyline +115
Over / Under o +6.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

Puckline -1.5 +185
Moneyline -135
Over / Under u +6.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

There are few NHL superstars as talented as Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon. The 2018 Hart Trophy finalist looks to continue his goal-scoring streak and hand the Calgary Flames their second loss in three nights when his Avs play hosts on Saturday night.

Flames vs Avalanche Betting Analysis

The Flames were extinguished by the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Veteran forward David Perron scored a hat trick and pushed the Blues to a 5-1 second period lead Calgary could never come back from. The game easily went Over the 6-goal total, and the result makes the Over 3-1 in Calgary’s four games this season.

Dating back to last season, the Flames are 1-7 in their last eight games away from the Saddledome and 2-9 in their last 11 matchups against teams with winning records.

Colorado made short work of the Sabres on Thursday night in Buffalo. The Avs have scored at least four goals in three of their four games on the campaign. They’re 2-0 on home ice this season 21-7 in their last 28 home games.

They’re among the best bets in the NHL after the first week and change of the season. A $100 bettor would be up $200 if they bet on Colorado in each of its four games.

The Flames are 5-1 in their last six games against the Avs and they won two of the three meetings during the 2017-18 campaign.

Calgary Flames

Free-agent signee James Neal scored his first goal as a member of the Flames to open the scoring against the Blues on Thursday. Of course Calgary would go on to concede the next five goals and dig a hole it could never climb out.

It’s been a rollercoaster season for Mike Smith. The Flames netminder earned a shutout against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday and was yanked after the second period two nights later against the Blues. Smith allowed five goals on just 24 shot attempts.

Colorado Avalanche

There may not be a player in the NHL more valuable to his team than MacKinnon is to Colorado. The 23-year-old centre scored two goals in the Avs’ 6-1 win against Buffalo and he scored in every game so far this season. Colorado is tied for fifth in the league in goals scored per game (4.25) and power play percentage (33.3).

Flames vs. Avalanche Prediction

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