Flames vs. Coyotes Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Charlie Grant | Updated Nov 25, 2018

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The Arizona Coyotes need to start giving Antti Raanta some offensive support. He owns a tidy 2.39 goals against average.

Calgary
50-25-3-4
AT
November 25, 2018, 3:00 PM ET
Gila River Arena
Arizona
39-35-5-3
Puckline -1.5 +220
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +5.5

82%

Betting Action

18%

Puckline +1.5 -270
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +5.5

82%

Betting Action

18%

A change at the goalie position has Calgary hockey fans juiced about their team’s chances this season. The Flames try to catch fire in the desert when they take on the ice-cold Arizona Coyotes. Can Calgary pick up its first win in four tries with former No. 1 netminder Mike Smith between the pipes?

Flames vs Coyotes Betting Analysis

The Flames had a three-game winning streak snapped on Friday at the hands of the Golden Knights. Calgary is still 8-4 in its last 12 games and the club is tied with the San Jose Sharks for the best goal differential in the Pacific Division at +7.

The Alberta hockey club is the ninth most profitable team for bettors this season. A $100 bettor would be up $257 (2.57 units) if they backed the Flames in all their games. The Under has been the best total play for Calgary. The Flames have played Under the total in five of their last eight games with one push in the mix.

Arizona comes into Sunday’s matchup the loser in each of its last three games. The Coyotes have dropped seven of their last nine games since their five-game winning streak ended at the start of the month. Arizona is among the lowest-scoring clubs in the NHL and the Under is 13-8 in its 21 games this season.

The Coyotes seem destined for a seven consecutive year without playoff hockey. They sit in 13th place in the Western Conference heading into Saturday’s action on the ice and only the Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators have longer odds to win the Stanley Cup at Sports Interaction. Arizona is at +5000 to lift Lord Stanley’s cup.

Calgary Flames

There’s a new hero in Cowtown. Dave Fittich is an undrafted, 26-year-old goalie who wasn’t expected to be anything but mediocre backup. Calgary took off when Fittich was giving the No. 1 spot in the depth chart ahead of veteran backstop Mike Smith. The Flames are 8-2 in games started by Fittich and 5-8 in all other contests.

Fittich isn’t the only Flame on fire these days. Winger Matthew Tkachuk has 13 points over his last 10 games and he leads Calgary with 27 points on the season despite playing on the No. 2 forward line.

Arizona Coyotes

There’s not much going right for Arizona at the offensive end of the rink these days. The Coyotes are averaging 1.6 goals per night over their last seven contests. Their leading point-scorer, Clayton Keller, has just 13 points in 21 games.

The defence is where this club hangs its hat. Arizona boasts the league’s top penalty-killing unit and starting goalie Antti Raanta owns a tiny 2.39 goals against average.

Flames vs. Coyotes Prediction

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