Flames vs. Stars Game 1 Prediction, Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

David Bastl | Updated Aug 10, 2020

Sam Bennett, Flames, 2019

The Calgary offence was well-balanced throughout the four games with 11 different Flames hitting the scoresheet. Sam Bennett led all Flames with five points.

Calgary
36-27-6-1
AT
August 11, 2020, 5:30 PM ET
Rogers Place
Dallas
37-24-5-3
Puckline +1.5 -280
Moneyline -114
Over / Under o +5

69%

Betting Action

31%

Puckline -1.5 +231
Moneyline -106
Over / Under u +5

69%

Betting Action

31%

According to the Lines Management team at Sports Interaction this first round matchup between the Flames and Stars includes the most evenly paired teams of any opening round contest.
The Stars open as slight favourites to win the series checking in at -110, while the Flames are right there as well at -109.

Flames vs. Stars NHL Stanley Cup Odds

The series will take place in Edmonton with the Stars officially holding home ice advantage in game one. That opening number also favours the Stars at -115, with the Flames  at -105.
The Stars are also moderate favourites at Sports Interaction to win the Western Conference at +655. The Flames are next in line at +900.
Interesting note, these two franchises have never met in the post season. In three regular season games, the Flames have the edge with two wins in those three contests.

Calgary Flames

The Flames eliminated the Jets in the qualifying round three games to one. The Calgary offence was well-balanced throughout the four games with 11 different Flames hitting the scoresheet.
The team averaged four goals per game. Sam Bennett led all Flames with a goal and four assists over the course of the series.
Cam Talbot was the surprise (moderate surprise) starter in game one against the Jets, and has proven the critics wrong. Talbot has taken full control of the Flames goal only allowing six goals in four games, including a series clinching shutout in game four against the Jets.

Dallas Stars

The Stars went 1-2 in three round-robin games. There lone victory was a 2-1 shootout win over the Blues on Sunday afternoon. Scoring has been an issue for the Stars since the restart. They have only managed to score four goals in three games. Joe Pavelski lead all Stars players with two goals.
Jamie Been, Tyler Seguin and Alex Radulov did not register a point in the three round-robin games.
Anton Khudobin played two of the three games, going 1-1, While regular season starter Ben Bishop started the team’s first round-robin game, a 5-3 loss to Vegas and hasn’t played since. Head Coach Rick Bowness met the media on Monday stating, “Everyone is healthy.” It will be interesting to see what goaltender gets the game one start.

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